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Old 01-01-2012, 12:50 PM   #1
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Tapping pff copper pipe

How difficult is it to tap off a copper pipe water line, actually two, one cold and one hot water feeds? I need to remove an old shampoo bowl from my basement but It will require tapping lines, not sure what tools or materials I may need


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sorry but if you don't know what tools to use....I think you should call a plumber...and from your question not sure if you want to tap into a line or cap off a line??????


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Originally Posted by Jarrettdr View Post
How difficult is it to tap off a copper pipe water line...
...not sure what tools or materials I may need
Everyone should know how to work with copper pipe and fittings.
Hiring a plumber will still often have merit.

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By "tapping off" I take it you mean you need to run hot and cold supplies to a new location? If so and if the pipes are easily accessible it isn't that hard to do and this might be a good time to learn. Basic tools needed are pipe cutter, sandpaper or copper pipe/fitting wire brush cleaning tools, torch, flux, and solder. Just cut pipes (take out small lengths to account for the new t-fittings) and solder in the t fittings. Then run pipes to new location. Read up (or ask here) about soldering and practice on some scraps before "going live". If not comfortable with this, by all means call a plumber.
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