toilet supply makeover options...

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & ' started by roadk, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. roadk

    roadk New Member

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    here's a photo of my toilet supply line.
    i would like to dress it up and was looking for suggestions to get some chrome on it to match the rest of my bathroom hardware.
    i can't (or would rather not) remove any of the beadboard.

    any suggestions would be great appreciated.
    -thomas
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    I can't see the picture, but a new chrome shutoff and escutcheon will look nice.

    When we do our toilet replacements, we charge $50.00 while we are there to replace the shutoff.

    If its a copper pipe from the wall, a sleeve puller will remove the back nut.
    If it's an old galvanized pipe, then you can remove that, and use a brass nipple, or a chrome plated brass nipple.

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  3. roadk

    roadk New Member

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  4. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    Measure how much shorter you want the new nipple,
    Pull out the old one, and subtract them amount you will be removing.
    If you want if three inches closer, get a nipple that is 3" shorter.
    Then get either a chrome plated nipple, or if it's tight to the wall like the picture above, you can use a brass nipple.

    That is way too far out from the wall.
    You will be getting a new supply tube anyway.

    Now that I see the picture, just cut the copper shorter, use an escutcheon and a compression shutoff.
    But keep it close to the wall.
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  5. roadk

    roadk New Member

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    thanks terry. i appreciate the help.
    have a great thanksgiving!
    -thomas
  6. Mike Lopez

    Mike Lopez Plumbing Inspector

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    TEST test test
  7. shacko

    shacko Master Plumber-Gas Fitter

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    The link that you have is exactly what you want, you don't need a coupling, the chrome tube slides over the copper stub, don't forget to put the bell flange on before you solder it, luck :)
  8. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    supply

    Do it the way we do with EVERY installation. Cut the tubing 1 1/2" from the wall. Slide on a spun escutcheon, then a compression valve and tighten it. Finally get a "good" supply line and install it between the valve and the toilet.
  9. SewerRatz

    SewerRatz Illinois Licensed Plumber

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    If you leave the copper that long this is what happens.

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