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Old 12-09-2011, 02:07 PM   #1
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Hi all, just installed a widespread Moen faucet set in my bathroom sink. I have clearance issues with some other plumbing items under the sink, and cannot go up into the bottom of one of the faucets (1/2" IPT) with one of the supply hoses. No biggie, I think, I put a bronze 90* fitting( M & F IPT) on the bottom of one, and I'll run the supply hose to that. In looking at the supply hose and fitting tho, the supply hose fitting has the slightly conical rubber washer in it, designed, presumably, to fit the slight recess in the center of the bottom of the faucet. My concern is that I may have issues trying to get the two to mate and create a good seal.
Anyone with any experience in this situation?, can I change the supply line washer out for a flat one?, or does anyone make sink supply hoses with a 90* end??? Help Please???

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Old 12-10-2011, 11:03 AM   #2
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Anybody, Bueller?, Bueller?

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Old 12-10-2011, 06:47 PM   #3
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you cant thread one of those stainless flex lines onto the faucet?
sometimes its easier to remove the sink and reinstall with faucet allready installed

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Post a picture if you can---what are you running into that won't allow a normal fit up?

The 3/4 x3/4 angle might work with the conical washer--they are pretty forgiving--
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I connect the stainless steel braided supply lines to the faucet then install the faucet.
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Thanks for the replies all, there is an existing studor vent in place that's preventing me from going straight up into the bottom of the faucet....even with the stainless flex hose. I was hoping someone has run into this situation. If it were a regular lav it wouldn't be an issue...but the wife wanted on of the arty-fart ones lav and vanity are one piece...any additional suggestions are welcome, I'll try to get a pic posted over the next day or so if it'll help

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got a picture of it? top should still come off seperately

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