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Old 05-06-2010, 11:37 AM   #1
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Hello there I'm in the process of installing a dishwasher in my house that has never had a dishwasher. Issue is I need a 8 to 10 ft supply line and when I look for them in the stores the longest length I can find them in is 6 ft. Ive gone to all the big box stores and some specialty pluming supply stores with no luck. I figured I could try my luck with sweating copper and put a separate supply line but the wife said no. I want to ask your opinions on what I could do. My next thought would be to buy some 3/8 copper that is meant for hot and cold and lp gas and add my own compression fitting ends. Is this the actually resolution to my problem or any other suggestions I would appreciate. Plumping is not one of my things. Thanks

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Certainly you can use 3/8" soft copper tubing with compression fittings. If you prefer to use the Stainless Steel braid flex lines, get a 6' and a 4' and connect together with a 3/8" compression union.

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Shark Bite fittings work well and require no soldering. But the above suggestion of joining two braided lines is easier.
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I have always used soft copper tubing for dishwasher supplies. The less joints, the less chance for leaks. Hopefully, your drain from the DW will reach where it has to go.
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i would be more concerned as stated your drain wont clear properly
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If you're going to join two braided flex lines, make sure your connection is accessible.

I vote for soft copper tubing. We do it all the time. No problem.
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I really appreciate the help from all of you. I'm going the soft copper route as I don't feel comfortable having a splice in a water supply line if I don't have to. The dishwasher has a max run of 12 feet for the drain line and mine will only be 8 or 10 feet so I'm good in that department. Thanks again this forum and its users are great.

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