Re: Copper water supply lines to kitchen sink
Posted by Terry Love on August 15, 19100 at 20:50:24:
In response to Re: Copper water supply lines to kitchen sink
: : The water supply lines (hot and cold) to my kitchen sink are installed out of the floor and into the cabinet
: : underneath the sink. Each pipe comes up out of the floor and feeds into a "T" fitting. The horizintal outlet
: : from the "T" feeds into the shutoff valve, out of which a flexible line goes to the faucet. The vertical outlet
: This stub out is a watter hammer gizmo to reduce rattling of the pipes and what not when you turn the water off, it acts as a cushion of air to reduce water friction.

: : from the "T" is stubbed straight up about 12" and capped. Is there a special reason for this stub or is
: : it just for possible expansion? If necessary, can it be shortenned?

It can be shortened. If you need to make it even smaller, you can install hammer arrestors on the horizontal. They come with a piston inside and can be mounted in any direction. Terry

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