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Shower inlet fitting options

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by 600rob, 3 Dec 2016.

  1. 600rob

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    Im having a bit of trouble connecting the water supply on my new shower unit
    The old unit was a top or bottom entry as shown here

    The new shower unit has a left or right water entry and the center of the inlet pipe on the new unit is 21mm away from the face of the tiled surface of the wall. The design of the unit means i dont have the clearance or flex in the pipe to allow me to connect an elbow to the new unit

    Is it feasible for me to connect a very short length of pipe to the elbow coming directly out from the wall, then connecting another elbow to that at 90 degrees in order for me to make a connection to the new unit.
    Also, would i need to use a specific type of pipe or will either plastic or copper be sufficient?

    The other option would be to use a special compression fitting.....
    I had a look for compression fittings that go through 90 degrees in both directions but i dont think anything like that exists?

    Hopefully this image makes sense of what im trying to achieve

     
  2. john4703

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    I'd use copper pipe as if you use plastic you have to use inserts and that means the short piece of pipe can't be very short.
     
  3. Stadan20

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    Copper
     
  4. Salmonfisher

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    use a stem elbow
     
  5. 600rob

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    Can you get these as brass compession fittings?
    I can only see speed fit types online. will they work when connecting to the shower inlet?
     
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    Like for like Mira
     
  7. 600rob

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    Dont suppose you can post a link so i know exactly what im looking for
     
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    Thanks mate does the stem part just get connected the conventional way with a nut and olive and does it need a pipe insert?
     
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    no insert just olive and nut
     
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