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Roberts
Water Supply Extension Needed

Hello! I successfully installed a new kitchen faucet today only to find that one of the supply hoses is about 2" short. The hoses are integral to the faucet so I can't do anything at that end. Is there a simple solution to this? Thanks for any help you can pass along.

dj1
Re: Water Supply Extension Needed

The easy way is to install a nipple (brass nipples are available in 3/8" and 1/2") at the end of the built-in supply hose from the faucet, then add a short connector to the angle stop.

The more difficult way would be to move the angle stop closer up to the faucet connector.

Roberts
Re: Water Supply Extension Needed

Thank you. Sounds simple enough. I've always preferred the easy way. Can I find the nipple and connector at any hardware store or should I be looking at a plumbing specialty place?

Mastercarpentry
Re: Water Supply Extension Needed

Sold nearly everywhere that has plumbing supplies for sale. I prefer to extend the piping itself prior to the stop valve so that all the future faucet/supply tubes will work. One and done forever just makes sense to me.

Phil

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