||08-14-2011 07:56 PM
trying to install faucet, but old pipes causing problem
hi, sorry for this very beginner question...
i tried to install a faucet today in my kitchen, and the pipes that supply my water under the sink are directly plumbed under the sink -- there are no shutoff valves, just pipes. So, the supply lines that came with the faucet do not fit onto the pipes. The pipes have male threads, and so do the faucet lines.
having said all that, i do not want to cut the pipes and install shutoff valves. i just need a quick fix here. should i just buy the braided steel supply pipes with females at each end? or is there something much simpler/smaller, like an adapter of some kind that i can use?