Rerouting supply lines?

Discussion in 'Remodel Forum & Blog' started by TruckeeTrout, Jun 27, 2005.

  1. TruckeeTrout

    TruckeeTrout New Member

    Jun 27, 2005
    I'm in the beginning stages of a bath & laundry remodel. One puzzle is how best to move the laundry supplies. What stumps me is how best to 'tap' into an existing 1/2" copper line. There is doesn't appear to be enough slack in the system to allow pipes to be pushed far enough apart to insert a tee. Are there tricks to this or alternative solutions? I'm up for most anything.



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  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona

    THe easiest way is with a union, since you can take it apart if you have a bad solder joint. You can also use a "slip" coupling but it is less forgiving of errors.
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  4. TruckeeTrout

    TruckeeTrout New Member

    Jun 27, 2005
    Thanks. Unions are now on my Big Box Store shopping list. Making my contribution to Mr. Lowe's retirement fund.

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