Homemade faucet with copper pipe

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  1. nmlaz

    nmlaz New Member

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    Terry et al,

    I am fabricating a simple faucet from copper pipe in a rustic bathroom remodel. I have a handwheel style stop for the hot and cold. I did this because I thought ball valves would be too easy to turn on full, so I thought I could control flow better this way.

    My real question is, both valves meet at a "T" and then proceed to the faucet. I am worried that hot and cold will not mix properly. Is this assumption wrong? If so how can I run the lines to the faucet so they will mix properly?
    I am using all 1/2" copper.

    Thanks for the help,
    Nick
     
  2. Terry

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    That's pretty much how a two handle valve works. The tubing goes to a tee, which feeds the spout.
    And yes, the ball valves can go on pretty quickly.
     
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  4. nmlaz

    nmlaz New Member

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    Ok, thanks! I guess I was over thinking it. Seemed to me the higher pressure line would hold back the lower one, and not allow mixing.
    I appreciate the feedback.

    Nick
     
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