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Old 10-19-2015, 06:01 PM   #1
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Got to cut supply lines....

Need assistance from experienced RVers who have cut water lines..... Getting ready to install another faucet at the bathroom sink and I will need to shorten the supply lines....once I cut these, what can I get at Home Depot to re-attach the fittings that thread onto the faucet???....Help appreciated.
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Old 10-19-2015, 06:08 PM   #2
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Most use the shark bite fittings from HD. Do you need to cut the lines? When I changed my faucet I was able to just finagle them in place.

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Old 10-19-2015, 06:14 PM   #3
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Most use the shark bite fittings from HD. Do you need to cut the lines? When I changed my faucet I was able to just finagle them in place.

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When I removed the old set, the lines were extremely tight... the new faucet is a much better Delta faucet and drops down about another 2 inches inside the vanity....as stiff as that supply line material is, I don't think I can get away with that much bending.
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Old 10-19-2015, 06:28 PM   #4
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I bought the fittings rings and tool at home depot but the tool was very expensive and I have used them for other jobs so for me was OK. the 1/2 inch is what works and I have no leaks....
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Old 10-19-2015, 06:38 PM   #5
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Maybe you can get away with adding a flexible water line. There is all kinds of adapters you can get at Home Depot or Lowes.


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Old 10-19-2015, 06:38 PM   #6
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If you use Shark-bites, get the plastic release tool for future removal (cheap) Also, if your handy with side cutters, the crimp clamps could be used......I've got a pair with the cutting part 90 deg. to the handle
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If you use Shark-bites, get the plastic release tool for future removal (cheap) Also, if your handy with side cutters, the crimp clamps could be used......I've got a pair with the cutting part 90 deg. to the handle

Lowes has a set of crimp pliers for about $30...or Amazon of course. I bought a pretty good assortment of pex style fittings. I think I am ready when repairs or mods happen. I am installing a drinking water filer/faucet as we speak. The clamp type is what I chose. My crimpers are Apollo.

BTW Home Depot wanted $65 for a similar set of crimpers.


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Old 10-19-2015, 07:21 PM   #8
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Jus get two 1/2" SharkBite couplings, cut each of the lines in an easy location, connect them to the new faucet and couple the two pieces back together with the couplings.

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Old 10-19-2015, 07:42 PM   #9
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Thanks to all for ideas....will not be an issue.....always enjoy being able to rely on this forum's experience.
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Old 10-20-2015, 12:22 PM   #10
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The cutting tool for schedule 40 sprinkler pipe works fine with PEX. Get the push on fittings if you can find them, otherwise use the ones with the righting ring.
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Old 10-20-2015, 12:31 PM   #11
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Look down below where the lines come thru the floor, they may be anchored and can be loosened or repositioned.
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Old 10-21-2015, 01:44 PM   #12
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Went ahead and cut them...got the Sharkbite coupling with one end 1/2 inch male threaded and will attach 12 inch flexible faucet supply line to that....going ahead and replacing the cheap plastic sink with a new acrylic sink with a pop-up drain(tired of the stopper it came with) and with a set of Delta faucets.
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