Help with Faucet Supply Lines

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by rmelo99, Oct 21, 2006.

  1. rmelo99

    rmelo99 Network Engineer

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    I am installing 2 single hole/handle modern faucets. Being that both supply lines come to this small valve the supply lines came with the faucets. They are chrome 3/8" soft copper I guess is what you would call it.

    That would be fine b/c my stops are 3/8" compression, but I am about 3" short in length once I get my bends in place. I went and picked up 4 - 19" supply lines at the depot, except they are no good. They are designed to go to a standard faucet.

    The supplies that came with the faucets screw into the faucet using what looks approx like 3/8" fine thread and has a small black washer. I need to get replacement (longer) hoses or supply tubes.

    I tried using a compression union to extend my lengths, but between the bends, brass color union and this being below a very visable double sink all glass vanity...it all didn't work so well.

    Where can I get these hoses and what are they called!!
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  2. rmelo99

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    found this pic of the hoses I need. See the small end that goes into the faucet

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  3. Cal

    Cal New Member

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    This is a ROUGH one ....... You are not going to be able ( a guess!) to call that faucet manufacturer and get longer supplies .

    My guess ,,,, is to find 3/8" CHROME compression unions , nuts and use short pieces of chrome supply tubes .

    You might wind up putting a chrome paint on rough brass compression unions.I have not seen those for MANY years .

    Sorry ,,,, not more help.
    Cal
  4. rmelo99

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    these faucets are actually from IKEA....don't flame me, they have the look we needed for this project and appear to be really well made. I haven't tried calling yet b/c i figured they wouldn't be able to help.

    I have used other faucets with similar setups before even some with the braided SS hoses, they just always reached the stops so it was never an issue.
  5. hj

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    The manufacturer will not be able to help you because they only make one length supplies for those faucets. And you will not find replacements anywhere else because they are a proprietary item. You will have to couple onto them to extend them, even if you have to use 95/5 solder to tin coat the brass couplings and use chrome tubing for the extensions.
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