Bathroom sink and toilet supply plumbing.

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by wwilson1, Jun 6, 2005.

  1. wwilson1

    wwilson1 New Member

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    I bought the shut-off valves and stainless steel braided hose to connect the ½†galvanized plumbing in the wall to the bathroom sink hot/cold and the toilet. The ball valves I bought are ½†female (that will attach to the wall) and 3/8†male out. Is it okay to go from ½†to 3/8†– will I have flow problems? I can go ½ to ½, but I think I had ½ to 3/8 previously.
    Thanks, Wayne
  2. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

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    No problem. 3/8" will give you sufficient flow. Your sink pipes are probably only 3/8", and the toilet will fill nicely.
  3. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    tubes

    Even if you went 1/2 x 1/2 the tubes would still be the same sizes. 99.999+% of faucets and toilets are connected with valves like yours.
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