Heated pipe, fittings, and solder are capable of producing serious burns. Wear heat
resistant gloves, and always use pliers to handle work being soldered and unsoldered.
Failure to observe safety precautions may result in serious injury to personnel.
13. Apply a torch to cut elbows (13) on fascia plate assembly.
14. When solder is shiny and fluid, use pliers to remove elbows from pipe.
15. Allow pipe to cool.
16. Assemble replacement shower valve with new elbows. Cut -inch copper tubing as necessary to
replace piping on replacement valve.
17. Use sandpaper or emery cloth to clean pipe and fitting to be joined.
18. Apply flux to pipe and fitting at joints.
19. Join pipe and fitting.
20. Apply heat to fitting with torch.
When soldering, remember to apply heat to where that you want the solder to flow, and
then apply the solder to the part you've heated. The part being soldered will melt the
solder and draw the solder into the joint. Do not apply heat directly to the solder, as it will
drip and splatter.
21. Apply solder to shower valve (11) at joint.
22. Allow joint to cool.
23. Clean cooled joint with sandpaper.
24. Inspect joint for thorough soldering. Solder should show as a thin silver colored ring around
circumference of joint.
25. Position faceplate (8) and install screws (7).