I recently purchased a Grohe tub spout and it requires a MNPT fitting on the copper. The MNPT fitting must be placed behind the CBU and the tolerance is 1/8". Since I haven't chosen my tile yet, I'm still not sure how long to cut the copper pipe.
My question is: can I just sweat on another female npt fitting on the copper in the wall, then just make a smaller intermediate pipe with two male ends (basically a copper nipple)? I'm just thinking that way, I can cut the intermediate copper pipe & screw it in after the cbu and tile is done.
Here's a diagram of what I'm thinking:
Here's the spout in question: https://imgur.com/a/Ou43OW6