Washhouse Shower Head Installation

 

Washhouse Shower Head Installation

by admin on Oct.15, 2005, under WashHouse

October, 2005.

This trip was to install the plumbing. We ran into several problems with this, which we will detail later.
Here, we had to insure that the shower control valve was located precisely where it belonged. So we measured twice, and drilled a recess for the control valve body.
The walls to the Wash house are only 4″ thick, so by the time you add the 1-1/2 inch support board, that doesn’t leave much room for the valve.

 
Shower Valve Location


Valve Location

It ended up off-center between the studs, but was centered in the shower stall itself. For future reference, we want to make sure that there are no studs in the way of where the valve will be in the little house. We just got lucky this time.

 
Valve Location

Plumbing

October, 2005.

When working with copper pipe, it is important to clean the joints well before soldering. I use steel wool to polish the connections before assembly.

 
Plumbing

Shower Valve

October, 2005.

The threaded fittings need to be attached to the shower valve body before they are soldered to the pipes. Here, we used Teflon tape to seal the connections. It holds OK, but we have since discovered some great Teflon sealant in a can. It stays pretty soft, and seals really well. The inlet pipes are ready to be soldered here…

 
Valve Installed

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