Kitchen faucet copper pipes

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by quickstep, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. quickstep

    quickstep DIY Junior Member

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    I have purchased a new Moen kitchen faucet and the copper pipes at the bottom of the faucet are at a 90 degree angle. Moen said to carefully unroll the pipes. What method is recommended so as not to damage the copper pipes?
     
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    I just unroll them. the fewer times you move them the better.
    Everytime you bend copper, it gets stiffer.
    I use big motions, to get large sweeps.
    That would be holding them near the ends.
     
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