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Shower Faucet Replacement

Postby courage » Tue Jan 10, 2006 4:32 pm

Steve, <BR> <BR>What material are the faucet legs coming through the wall? If copper....would it be possible to sweat in an adaptor to the ID of the faucet than use the compression fitting to connect to the elbow??
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Shower Faucet Replacement

Postby Anonymous » Tue Jan 10, 2006 4:49 pm

Thanks Dino, <BR> <BR>I was starting to think along those lines... The material looks to be bronze or similar, it would definately be able to accept a torch for a short while. The ends of the faucets are sett up now to accept a compression fitting or straight 1/2" copper. <BR> <BR>This is what gave me the idea of just bending copper into a 90, though now that I think of it, I may not be able to get the radius I want. <BR> <BR>Thanks for giggling my brain...
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Shower Faucet Replacement

Postby Seth » Tue Jan 10, 2006 7:54 pm

Lots of good ideas guys, thanks. I'm going to try to make it to the hardware store next week and play with the different ideas and see if I come up with any new ones. One question, is the copper pipe size 3/8"? <BR> <BR>thanks for the feedback, keep it coming... <BR> <BR>damon
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Shower Faucet Replacement

Postby Anonymous » Wed Jan 11, 2006 1:06 am

<b>Mike</b>, The way faucet fittings are supplied here in the US, is ready to accept 1/2 copper or a flex hose. So the only real issue I have is: how do I make the 90 degree bend in a very small radius? <BR> <BR><img src="http://hanschristian.org/discus/messages/2/1328.jpg" alt="New faucet example"> <BR>New faucet example. 1/2 can be inserted into the pipe and a rubber compression washer and nut are used (see following examples). <BR> <BR><img src="http://hanschristian.org/discus/messages/2/1329.jpg" alt="HC33T vaniry faucet under"> <BR>Example of connecting vanity using existing 1/2 copper. <BR> <BR><img src="http://hanschristian.org/discus/messages/2/1330.jpg" alt="HC33T galley faucet attachment"> <BR>Example in galley. <BR> <BR><img src="http://hanschristian.org/discus/messages/2/1331.jpg" alt="HC33T original shower faucet back"> <BR>What I'm trying to reproduce. I think I can use the fittings above to come close to a solution. The 90 degree fitting above is very close, but I cannot find one with internal (female) threads...
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Shower Faucet Replacement

Postby Anonymous » Thu Jan 12, 2006 2:32 am

A barrel nipple huh?! Never heard of them... Tell me more, are they straight or pipe thread? <BR>I can't quite picture it, I suppose I don't have to if the counter help knows what one is... <BR> <BR>Does it supply the 90 bend or ?
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Postby Anonymous » Thu Jan 12, 2006 5:08 pm

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