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    BigRed1500 Posts: 70, Reputation: 8
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    Jan 30, 2007, 10:53 AM
    Supporting shower mixing valve when using PEX
    Can someone provide a few tips for how you support a shower mixing valve in the wall when you've used PEX? On previous showers that I've put in, the copper pipes strapped to a block in the wall was more than enough. This time I can't quite seem to find a decent way to do this. Thanks.
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    Jan 30, 2007, 03:35 PM
    This is how I do it.
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    Jan 31, 2007, 06:11 AM
    Thanks. Exactly what I was looking for.
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    Dec 17, 2012, 11:57 AM
    How much distance is it from the tub faucet to the mixing valve ?
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    Dec 17, 2012, 02:42 PM
    Hi and welcome to The Plumbing Page at You're responding to a 5 year old dead thread Please check the date before you post. Thanks
    how much distance is it from the tub faucet to the mixing valve ?
    From the center of the spout to the center of the valve can be any distance you want but we usually install them between 6 and 8 inches. Good luck, Tom

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