bathroom fixture shutoff question

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by peltaz, May 11, 2010.

  1. peltaz

    peltaz New Member

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    In my bathroom I have 3/8 quarter turn shutoffs attached to Wirsbo pex all set for a sink. I have a kiddie pedestal sink with kiddie faucet to install. The faucet comes with 1/2" braided supply lines that are threaded directly into the faucet on one end and are 1/2" FIP on the other end. My question is why can't I find a bushing or transition fitting to attach 3/8 male compression thread to 1/2 FIP? I have looked almost everywhere. I could replace the shutoffs with 1/2 inch but its a kiddie sink and is only for a couple of years. I also have looked for replacement supply lines for this particular faucet but cannot determine the manufacturer. It is vaguely marked with a cursive "T" on the top of the handle. Surely there is an easy fix that I am overlooking here. Thanks as always.
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    Change the shutoffs to 1/2"

    We have been using Delta style lav supplies under cabinets for those, 3/8" male by 1/2" FIP and a brass nipple between, but this is a pedestal lav and the connections are visible.
    Get yourself a sleeve puller and replace the shutoffs.
  3. asktom

    asktom Member

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    Larsen Supply distributes a 3/8 female compression X 1/2 male ips reducing adapter meant for your need. Their part number is 10-0012 (bulk) or 10-0013 (carded). They are chrome plated. Larsen does not sell directly to the public, but if you can find someone that sells their line of products they should be able to get them for you.
    Last edited: May 11, 2010
  4. peltaz

    peltaz New Member

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    Thanks for the reply. So you are saying replace the male 3/8 threaded portion of the shutoff with 1/2 using the sleeve puller? Where do I find the 1/2 threaded portion if that is the case. Or, are you saying just replace the whole shutoff itself with a 1/2?
  5. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    The adapter mentioned above would work, or if you replace the entire shutoff, you would use this tool.

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  6. peltaz

    peltaz New Member

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    Got it. Thanks to you both.
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