New shower valve install

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Rossando

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I set this up the other day we’re remodeling the downstairs bathroom for a customer. New shower drain and shower valve along with new drain for vanity sink. Does anyone see anything I need to do before we close up the wall? Can I get away with the air chamber the way it’s set up or should I move it closer?



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Yeah get rid of those air Chambers and actually install mechanical ones. Those will eventually completely fill with water making them useless and then that water will be stagnant I will be a breeding place for bacteria.
 

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At the shower valve: Air chambers are a sure sign you do not have any business plumbing.
Don't use the top 3/4" inch of a piece of redwood blocking to secure a drop ear ell. It will fracture/split given any stress.
Don't use drywall screws to secure anything other than sheetrock.
Don't use drywall screws on SP Products isolation straps, they end up splitting the clamp if they are suitably tightened.
For clamps I like quarter inch hex head sheet metal screws.
For drop ear ells, use good washer head screws or something other than drywall screws.
Don't use "B" grade brands for shower valves. Use major mfrs only.
Call a licensed plumber.
 

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No drywall screws were used in the making of this valve install. Thanks for the input guys. Working on closing it up this week.
 

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No offense, but you said you were doing this bathroom remodel for a customer? Then, you post your work on a plumbing forum to see if your work was OK? Then a professional plumber shows you your errors, but you ignore the errors and seal up the wall.

Holy crap!
 

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Your soldering looks pretty nice here.
The blocking for the shower head ell looks ready to fall off. Screw on left very iffy, screw on right doing nothing.
Pre-drill some pilot holes further from the edges, and use some long deck screws. Don’t bury the heads so far that it splits the blocking.
The ell looks like it is almost touching the ceiling, maybe it is just the way my phone is displaying it.
 

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The ell looks like it is almost touching the ceiling, maybe it is just the way my phone is displaying it.
I've forgotten the exact number (80"?), but most showers are installed quite high, so the OP's may be close to the ceiling on purpose. Everyone's mileage may vary.
 
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