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Old 11-22-2009, 07:38 PM   #1
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Old Pipes don't fit the new fixtures


Hi, I am replacing the bath tub shower faucet. Original is 20+ years old with 1 inch inlet pipes. The new ones all seem to be 1/2 inch.

The old one was leaking from the Cold handle. Now that I took it off and put it back on the leak is much worse.

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Old 11-22-2009, 09:13 PM   #2
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Old Pipes don't fit the new fixtures


1" Inlet !!!??? Are you sure? Never seen that before. Sounds like you got some plumbing ahead of you. The fact that an old fixture leaks worse after you mess with it is not unusual. Those old packings and washers don't take kindly to fresh air and will often crumble or break. Have fun.
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Old 11-22-2009, 09:49 PM   #3
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1" Inlet !!!??? Are you sure? Never seen that before. Sounds like you got some plumbing ahead of you. The fact that an old fixture leaks worse after you mess with it is not unusual. Those old packings and washers don't take kindly to fresh air and will often crumble or break. Have fun.
Yes. But 1" supply pipes??? Galvanized pipe used to come in 3/4"! Also. the Plumbing Supply store or Home Center have reducing fittings!
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