So I'm about to install a 14x65" tank. The bypass inlet/outlet are 71" high, and the inlet/outlet on my softener loop is at 48" (both horizontal). That's a difference of 23". I have a pair of falcon stainless connectors but they are way too short. A new pair of 1" connectors long enough to cover the distance will cost over $100. Is it ok to use pvc pipe/fittings to connect to the bypass connectors to extend them long enough for my water connectors to reach? Is there a better way to do this? I hate to spend an extra $100 on connectors if I don't have to.