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    Quick question - For decorative purposes, I wanted to use a rigid chrome supply line to connect my bath faucet to the valves. The valve side goes on by compression, which is fine. Problem is, I couldn't find a nut to connect to the faucet side.

    The tube is called "3/8 inch O.D. Tube x 20 in. Faucet Riser". See pic below.

    The salesman tried to sell me 1/2" nuts which held on to the nosepiece perfectly, but of course, was too small to screw in to the faucet. Alternatively, 5/8" nuts screwed into the bottom of the faucet, but slipped right over the nosepiece. What am I supposed to use? I know this is probably a simple question, but I've always used those braided hoses which were self explanatory.


    Also, do I need any type of rubber washer with this supply line? Here's a pic:
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    should be no problem to find what you need. I think they are called faucet coupling nuts and are available in plastic or brass.

    you don't need to go here, but here is a link to 2 places that sell them. You may have heard of them both.


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    http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...=SPM2314542403
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    Most hardware stores will carry replacement lav faucet nuts. They are straight cut threads.
    I throw a lot of them away when doing faucet installs. They're out there.

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    I think he need a 5/8 size nut.

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    Thanks guys, I know what I needed would be readily available somewhere, I was just thinking it was probably out of stock in that particular HD. Those tubes only come in one size, right? (in terms of the size of the head)

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    The lav supply tubes all the same on the end.
    And if you were to buy a flexible supply line, most of them are 1/2" x 3/8" Comp.

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    Your description is too vague to give a definite answer, but I THINK you need "bath tub supply risers". Which are usually 1/2" copper with 3/4" bath cock nuts and noses.
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    This is what I used :
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    I bought 2 from the hardware store on the corner, $2 each (!) I then realized I had like 6 of them in my toolbox from somewhere else. I'll be returning the $2 ones today..
    I knew they made the thing, but both HD's I tried didn't even carry them.

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