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Old 01-16-2011, 05:52 PM   #1
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I am a newbie on here and a very UNhandyman. Here's what I want to do. I want to install some shut off valves under my bathroom sink as there are none. If I cut off the old connection, it would only leave about an inch of the copper pipe left. Is that enough room for a compression fitting? If not, is it possible to sweat on some sore of connection and then add more length of copper pipe? I was thinking it would LOOK like a PVC connector that is bigger than the pipes and both pipes fit into it. Only these would be of copper.


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Old 01-16-2011, 05:59 PM   #2
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HI and welcome to the forum.

I BELIEVE a "sharkbite" fitting will work in your case. I could be wrong though, considering you only have an inch to work with.



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If you could post a pic that 'll give us a better idea of what you're dealing with.
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Old 01-16-2011, 09:27 PM   #4
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I'm sure you thought of this already...but be sure to turn off your water before you cut anything..and pics would help...
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