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Old 09-05-2017, 08:46 PM  
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The alternative to sharkbite are regular compression fittings.
I've used those with PVC pipe in sprinkler systems. Even on the main line they worked okay. Not real sure I want to trust that inside my house though. But if the valve is secured and the fitting just has to seal the pipe and not hold it against slipping out, I should be okay.

I just know that, just because it's not leaking when you finish, you have zero guarantee after you close up the wall!!

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Compression fittings are more reliable than sharkbite, when the pipe may be slightly out of round.

Creating a removable access point under the kitchen sink should give you some piece of mind.

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...or practice in the fine art of sweating pipe.
Sweat the pipe, test it, and close up the wall for twenty years.
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...or practice in the fine art of sweating pipe.
Sweat the pipe, test it, and close up the wall for twenty years.
Hate to go buy a torch kit for four 1/2" fittings!
'Course - it would probably be a dozen fittings and three lengths of pipe by the time I'm done!!
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Pretty much what I had planned, frodo. Thanks!
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That addresses the supply but not the tub and shower.
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the same thing, use cpvc on the shower head with a drop eared 90 and
use 6'' brass nipple and a brass 90,for the spout
stub out of the wall with a brass nipple
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Thanks, now he has the whole story.
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Just to close everything out --
We had our floors tiled. And the tile guy made us an offer on tiling up the shower walls that included getting a real live plumber in to set the new valve and do everything else.

Got 'er done!! :8>)


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