Non-flex copper supply riser

How to install a chrome-plated copper riser to a toilet or faucet

  1. Reach4

    Reach4 Well-Known Member

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    Rigid copper supply riser - How to install a rigid chrome-plated copper riser to a toilet or faucet

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  2. Sylvan

    Sylvan Still learning

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    Personally I like using a 3/8 CP brass nipple and setting the tank down on it . This is not for the non skilled
     
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  4. Reach4

    Reach4 Well-Known Member

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    Is my concept wrong, or is it that your way is better because more of the tubing extends into the valve?
     
  5. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    Using 3/8 plated soft copper is how most of us did it. You can measure a little long to make sure the tubing fits all the way into the stop.
    That being said, the first tightening is where it meets the fixture, either the fill valve on a toilet or the 1/2" threads for a faucet.
    The last thing you do, as you mention, is to tighten the nut with sleeve at the stop.

    For the toilet, it's important that the 7/8" end meets the fill valve at a flush angle. That must mate up perfectly.
     
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  6. Tuttles Revenge

    Tuttles Revenge In the Trades

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    Would be interesting to see a "how to" follow up to this on how to properly, skillfully and aesthetically bend and install tubular supply lines. Prior to '97 that is how I did all my supplies with a tubing bender. Now we only do them on pedestal sinks and certain toilets if requested.
     

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