Shower valve question
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  Re: Shower valve question by atgcpaul (I've been fighting w...)
Looks like you have enough room between valve and shower unit, I would cut a 1x4 between studs and at each end cut some 2x4 material 2-3/4" long and pre drill for 2 screws each side.
Before putting in wall, secure the 2-3/4" blocks to the 1x4, pull 1x4 snug against cpvc shower side and secure cpvc at a location close to the valve with appropriate straps.

This way it makes a lot easier to secure 1x4 without splitting and a few choice words. The 2-3/4" blocks and 1x4 gives you 3-1/2", the thickness of your wall.
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#20
  Re: RE: Shower valve question by Flat Lander (Looks like you have ...)
(08-12-2020, 07:11 AM)Flat Lander Wrote: Looks like you have enough room between valve and shower unit, I would cut a 1x4 between studs and at each end cut some 2x4 material 2-3/4" long and pre drill for 2 screws each side.
Before putting in wall, secure the 2-3/4" blocks to the 1x4, pull 1x4 snug against cpvc shower side and secure cpvc at a location close to the valve with appropriate straps.

This way it makes a lot easier to secure 1x4 without splitting and a few choice words. The 2-3/4" blocks and 1x4 gives you 3-1/2", the thickness of your wall.

Excellent idea!  Thanks.
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#21
  Re: RE: Shower valve question by Flat Lander (Looks like you have ...)
(08-12-2020, 07:11 AM)Flat Lander Wrote: Looks like you have enough room between valve and shower unit, I would cut a 1x4 between studs and at each end cut some 2x4 material 2-3/4" long and pre drill for 2 screws each side.
Before putting in wall, secure the 2-3/4" blocks to the 1x4, pull 1x4 snug against cpvc shower side and secure cpvc at a location close to the valve with appropriate straps.

This way it makes a lot easier to secure 1x4 without splitting and a few choice words. The 2-3/4" blocks and 1x4 gives you 3-1/2", the thickness of your wall.

One word.... pocketscrews
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#22
  Re: RE: Shower valve question by Snipe Hunter ([quote='Flat Lander'...)
(08-12-2020, 11:01 AM)Snipe Hunter Wrote: One word.... pocketscrews

I totally would have done that (and did that in my previous house), but my jig is in storage and I can't get to it.  I didn't want to go buy another one.  That's also another reason why I'm not sweating copper because I didn't want to buy another torch.
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#23
  Re: RE: Shower valve question by atgcpaul ([quote='Snipe Hunter...)
(08-12-2020, 11:11 AM)atgcpaul Wrote: I totally would have done that (and did that in my previous house), but my jig is in storage and I can't get to it.  I didn't want to go buy another one.  That's also another reason why I'm not sweating copper because I didn't want to buy another torch.

By pre drilling the 1x4 into the ends and attach screws into 2x4x2-3/4 at each end then then pre drill 2 holes in each of the 2x4 pieces,slide assembly over cpvc risers,this makes it easy to secure, agreed pocket jig is my best friend, but if you don't have then I guess it's time for (mother of invention)

Good luck with your endeavor
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#24
  Re: RE: Shower valve question by atgcpaul ([quote='Snipe Hunter...)
(08-12-2020, 11:11 AM)atgcpaul Wrote: but my jig is in storage and I can't get to it.  I didn't want to go buy another one.  

Lowe's around here sell the Kreg Jr. jig for $20 - includes drill and driver. Just sayin".... Smile
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  Re: RE: Shower valve question by joe1086 ([quote='atgcpaul' pi...)
(08-12-2020, 02:06 PM)joe1086 Wrote: Lowe's around here sell the Kreg Jr. jig for $20 - includes drill and driver. Just sayin".... Smile

I am exceedingly frugal (not cheap).  I just can't bring myself to buy another one knowing I have one.

Anyway, Flat Lander's suggestion is in place.  I just need people from work to stop emailing me so I can get this over with.
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#26
  Re: RE: Shower valve question by atgcpaul ([quote='joe1086' pid...)
(08-12-2020, 02:15 PM)atgcpaul Wrote: I am exceedingly frugal (not cheap).

Then I'm in good company.
Neil Summers Home Inspections


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... Grey Mountain 3/2/21

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