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Old 12-05-2011, 04:52 AM   #1
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Do I Need New Supply Lines For New Faucet


I am having someone replace a faucet on a pedestal sink for me. The job is a little complicated so I would rather have someone else do it. The person that I may hire recommended replacing the supply lines. (He has not looked at the job yet). Should I take his advice? Thank you.

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Old 12-05-2011, 05:35 AM   #2
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Yes --Replace the lines--if the original has rigid lines the old ones won't fit---

And if they are flexible--they should be changed because they are old---

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depends on pipe and age pex is a fairly new product but you are gonna have to replace some because it is a compression fitting so it wont come off unless you cut at the fitting, and the pipe will swell so you wont be able put on a new fitting.

"Pex is a very flexible pipe that replaces copper now we have zurn which is the same idea but not compression just a metal ring"
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depends on pipe and age pex is a fairly new product but you are gonna have to replace some because it is a compression fitting so it wont come off unless you cut at the fitting, and the pipe will swell so you wont be able put on a new fitting.

"Pex is a very flexible pipe that replaces copper now we have zurn which is the same idea but not compression just a metal ring"
What are you talking about?
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Old 12-05-2011, 06:23 PM   #5
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agree with mike you lost us some where between supply and pex ring
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