Faucet Repair Questions?
I'm installing a new Meon faucet and adding in shutoff valves.
I have 1/2" PEX Pipe joined to a 1/2" PEX to 3/8" Comp threaded with bolt and brass ring. Also I have I have 1/2" flexible tubbing that came with the faucet and I also bought the 20" flexible tubing to connect the faucet to the shutoff valve.
Sorry for the million questions I just want to do this right the first time around.
1. No Pipe Dope
2. Not Needed
3.1 and 3.2 Use New SS flex line, don't use copper from the stops to the faucet.
4. What type of sink is this?
5. Sure be creative, a few large nuts slipped over the hose should give it some weight.
Thanks for your help.
I'm going to use a step bit to drill from 1 to 1/2" then 1/2" to 1-1/4". I have heard this works very well on sinks and cuts through easily.
I have Moen sinks and faucets. My bathroom sinks have copper from the taps to shutoff valve. I didn't replace the copper and I just installed the nut over the brass ferrule with a little plumbers glue /w teflone (not needed but they sometimes can leak this makes it so I don't have to do it twice.)
I have successfully drilled a 1-1/8" hole in my stainless steel sink for the soap dispenser. I purchased 3 bits. The first one I used was a Carbide 3/16" bit designed for stainless steel from Home Depot $15. Then I used a 0-1/2" step bit (spade looking) made for steel/plastic also from Home Depot. $30. Then I used a 1/2" to 1-1/8" step bit made for steel/plastic from Home Depot. $45.
I used a 18V Dewalt cordless drill and car motor oil to cool the bits.
These bits cut through the sink and the wood below like butter.
Hopefully this helps out anyone who wants to do this.
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