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Old 01-01-2018, 12:09 PM   #1
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This Delta faucet with built in PEX water lines? PICS


Looking at the Delta Lahara centerset bath faucet. Model 2358-MPU-DST

When I looked at the specs and installation, it showed PEX water lines already attached at the top, like up inside the tube with threads that comes down from a handle, and you could cut them to length at the bottom when they connect to shutoff valves (SEE PIC).
My questions are:
1. do you have to use these lines that are supplied? Are they removable?
2. Or if you wanted to buy something like:
Fluidmaster B1F16 Faucet Connector, Braided Stainless Steel - 3/8" Female Compression Thread x 1/2" I.P. Female Straight Thread would that also work with this faucet? Meaning will the 1/2 inch end of stainless steel water line screw onto the Top thread where it attaches up under the handles?
I am used to these stainless steel types of water lines and if there should ever be a problem I can easily replace them. Whereas the PEX I have no idea what the install is, how they are attached up inside there especially at the top as the pics don't show it. Not to mention messing with cutting the PEX to length.
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The tubes are not removable. You can but the tubes to length with a utility knife. Slip the compression nut and ferrule on before you cut the tube, Those PEX tubes will last forever and you don't have to worry about changing them. They are better than the SS flex lines.
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So if by small chance you ever developed a leak on the top end, the whole faucet would need to be replaced? I know you mentioned they are of good quality, but there are always exceptions and sometimes things happen. That is why I was afraid of any parts that were not replaceable. But I do appreciate you answering my question! Thank you!
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So if by small chance you ever developed a leak on the top end, the whole faucet would need to be replaced? I know you mentioned they are of good quality, but there are always exceptions and sometimes things happen. That is why I was afraid of any parts that were not replaceable. But I do appreciate you answering my question! Thank you!
delta faucet guaranteed to original owner for life...
specs also say you can loop pex line into connection without cutting (comparable to your figure 1)
DST means diamond seal technology
only thing not covered is cleaning with abrasive or chemicals such as bleach
never use any solution stronger than what is on glass cleaner rags IMO
people will use tile cleaner and milder removers in shower and then come after vanity faucet with same rag... not covered
read the fine print under cleaning and care

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Sandy: they aren't as spooky as they look. I've installed at least 5 of them for customers & never had a problem or complaint.
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If you do end up doing a cut-to-length install, make sure you read the directions and the nut above ferrule is tightened adequately to angle stop! A supply line blow off and property damage could result if not properly installed!

Or...as others stated, just loop the PEX lines underneath the deck to avoid doing a cut-to-length install. The PEX is quite flexible so I'd suggest this route.

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I would not recommend cutting those lines.
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