View Full Version : Rerouting supply lines?

06-27-2005, 07:50 PM
I'm in the beginning stages of a bath & laundry remodel. One puzzle is how best to move the laundry supplies. What stumps me is how best to 'tap' into an existing 1/2" copper line. There is doesn't appear to be enough slack in the system to allow pipes to be pushed far enough apart to insert a tee. Are there tricks to this or alternative solutions? I'm up for most anything.



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06-28-2005, 06:16 AM
THe easiest way is with a union, since you can take it apart if you have a bad solder joint. You can also use a "slip" coupling but it is less forgiving of errors.

06-28-2005, 08:17 AM
Thanks. Unions are now on my Big Box Store shopping list. Making my contribution to Mr. Lowe's retirement fund.