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Old 08-31-2015, 06:29 PM   #21
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RTF- I would assume so, because we all know Parks sells:
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Old 08-31-2015, 07:08 PM   #22
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Hi RT, you bring up a valid point.

I suspect the plastic knobs will deteriorate over time as the originals did. The way to avoid that would be to install a new shower box with a door or do what Petrified suggested and install the 121007 and 121008 which have covers.


I don't know if replacement knobs would be available several years from now but the hose and sprayer should be easy to replace. It is kind of an industry standard thread.


The valve itself is Chrome Plated Brass which should last many years without problem.

I know! Stretch a shower cap over the knobs to protect them from the Sun!

Oh Oh Oh! Better still, we'll make little Sunbrella booties to put over the knobs. I'm going to be rich! How many of you guys want my patented Shower Knob Booties? (Don't worry RT, I'll share the profits with you. You pointed out the need for Shower Knob Booties)
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Greetings,
Mr. HC. "Shower Knob Booties" ? Sounds like a condom ad...

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Old 08-31-2015, 07:57 PM   #24
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Maybe a couple of squirrel shower caps??


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RT, I knew I could count on you!
Forklift, you better ask your wife before you borrow the squirrel's shower caps.
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Old 09-14-2015, 12:01 AM   #26
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OK- here's an update. I received my "Euro transom shower" I had ordered from Hop Car and it arrived as promised. A great looking set up too. Now to make it fit the original set up which was on a 4" center, I cut a 2x5.5"plate from a piece of scrap aluminum and center punched and drilled the 1/8" plate to the correct center and hole size with a step bit on the drill press.

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At the boat I removed the original FG insert along with the old shower. After pulling it apart I used my aluminum plate for a template and marked the area that needed to be removed from the insert. I just used a carbide barrel bit on my cordless drill to remove the extra material.

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I filled a couple of holes and scratches with Bondo Glass which I am really starting to love to use. I sanded the shower housing insert and primed/ pained the new plate.

I just secured it in place with 5200 (no need for an atta boy Parks- I know I'm a real man)

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Now for my next challenge. I ran to HD this afternoon and using the dedicated plumbing guy and pictures/ measurements I brought with me- I came back to the boat with these adapters to convert the original 1/2" NPS (I think) with an insert at the face- to the new 3/8" NPS I am using. Two brass 1/2 to 3/8 fittings I bought spin onto the faucet about 1 1/4 turns and gets tight. That's not gonna work. The old NPT into NPS problem apparently. And notice the two grey fittings making up the 90. I'm getting VERY confused. I'm gonna shut the water off in the AM and bring both valves to Ken's Hardware in Gulfport to try and figure this out. Any suggestions are welcome!
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Steve, if it helps I think the grey fittings are Quest brand PEX fittings.
Did the shower holder arrive yet?
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Old 09-14-2015, 12:49 AM   #28
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Thanks Parks- HD didn't seem to be familiar with it and I'm pretty sure Ken's Hardware will be the same but maybe not. Any chance Hopkins Carter would have said fittings in stock??


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Parks it's Qest. I wonder if there is any chance the grey tubing is the correct size to receive PEX fittings?? There is a commercial HVAC/ Plumbing store nearby. They might be a good choice. Will check in AM.


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Steve, I think there should have been 3/8 BSP to 1/2NPT male adapters included with the fixture. Did you get those?

What is the OD of the grey tube?
If it's 1/2", I think this fitting should make the connection. Female Swivel Connector Elbow 1/2"CTS x 1/2"NPS 2420-1008
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Old 09-14-2015, 04:23 AM   #31
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Sorry- no fittings. Let me check in AM and will text.


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Old 09-14-2015, 07:39 AM   #33
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Will do Alan. Parks nails it again. We gotta get that man his own title, something like "Marine Hardware King" maybe...
No- that doesn't do him justice. Maybe.. the "Marine Anything Guru"??
This will certainly open up a whole world of refurb on the onboard fresh water system.

Has anyone purchased the Pex aftermarket tool that HD sells? Is it the same quality as the OEM tool?
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Qest fittings are readily available. Ace Hardware stores usually have them. Although sometimes it's a small selection.

I don't recall ever having to use any kind of special tool with them. They are very easy to use and reliable.
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I don't recall ever having to use any kind of special tool with them. They are very easy to use and reliable.

Captain Bill,
Qest on this install will be fine, I just like the look of the Pex fittings with the small SS clamps. Clean. And since I can tie into any existing water line on the boat, I can convert to Pex and do it in sections and blending the two is... Easy .



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Fork....thanks for the photos of the process....really helps. Did you get the complementary case of beer with your order? Looks like a one case project. When Parks delivers and helps, ... at least two cases.
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Larry- I did NOT get a complimentary case of beer. I wonder how Parks managed to forget to mention that to me.....
On a less happy note I am about to go to HD and grab my fittings to install the shower. That's good. Bad is how many attempts I have made to get the little FG insert primed and painted by brush. I finally stripped it all back off a couple of hours ago and restarted. I've added some 333 to my Duralux primer and it's better- but not nearly as good as the effort that has gone into refinishing the darn thing. So- if by chance anyone had high expectations of a "yacht like" appearance to my simple paint job- please be fair and immediately lower your expectations.


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Arg!!
No go. Not one, much less two fittings in the town of Gulfport!! My project has shifted to a crawl!!


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Man did I blow it again. The necessary fittings WERE in the box of parts as I found out picking up at the boat a few minutes ago.
Sorry Parks...
Note: these are very special- take care not to lose.
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Fork: Better check again....maybe the case of beer is there after-all.
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