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  • #16
    rich.i always installed stops tight to the estucion on all exposed stops. reason being is that chrome against chrome is what it's suppose to look like for the finished product. not chrome, then unfinished copper then chrome. now inside of cabinets, i would cut a little longer as it wasn't a visual thing. of course if you use sweat stops, then i guess it's next to impossible to keep it tight.
    out here sweat stops are non existent. including at the supply houses.

    this is the same as a flushometer valve. better be all chrome cover casing without copper showing.

    Rick.
    phoebe it is

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    • #17
      I always sleeve the pipe between exposed stop and escutcheon.
      Hate to jam the stop, if not necessary.
      Get 'em in boxes of 25 and at 3-1/2" long, can usually get 2 out of one.
      Works on CPVC (popular here) since it is CTS.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Big Jim View Post
        I always sleeve the pipe between exposed stop and escutcheon.
        Hate to jam the stop, if not necessary.
        Get 'em in boxes of 25 and at 3-1/2" long, can usually get 2 out of one.
        Works on CPVC (popular here) since it is CTS.

        That's an interesting idea - I did not realize you could buy chrome sleeves but I looked online and they exist for 1/2" copper. Assuming they will go over a coupling I could extend the stubout as I had suggested initially and then sleeve it so the copper is not exposed.

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        • blue_can
          blue_can commented
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          Okay thanks - I guess that rules that idea out.

        • PLUMBER RICK
          PLUMBER RICK commented
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          Im sure you could cut a chrome tailpiece from a 3/4" flushometer valve if necessary. Honestly its way overthinked. Just sweat on a 1/2" male adapter and screw on your angle stop with a 1/2" ips estucion.

          Rick.

        • blue_can
          blue_can commented
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          I think you're right Rick - that's probably the best way to go.

      • #19
        At a recent counter day at a local supply house a Sioux Chief rep was giving away boxes of products. In that box was a plastic chrome copper pipe cover. Pretty neat for making exposed copper go away.

        David

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        • NHMaster3015
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          They work on pex too
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