HELPPPP Please... Fitting a mono block kitchen mixer tap


Postby mac9hr85 » Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:12 pm

Hi,
I'm replacing a mono block kitchen mixer tap.

Ive looked at the project at:
http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/projects/monoblock.htm

My taps are very similar to those in the 3rd & 4th image, but...
the pipes from the bottom of the tap are Parallel to each other, ie

...there's no space at the ends, to fit a compression to, because they are touching each other!

My pipes are reduced down twice from the 15mm ends to the much smaller ends that screws into the tap, so it's difficult to know how these can be bent apart...

WITHOUT damaging them !

Any advice please !

NB:
1: Is it possible & advisable to use flexible pipes on taps ?
2: And can you get flexible tubing that will screw into the base of the tap, instead of using the copper pipes supplied ?

The 4th image seems to suggest this ?

Thanks
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Postby plumbbob » Fri Dec 05, 2008 8:00 pm

The copper tails that are supplied with your new tap are made of special soft copper and can be bent by hand to different angles without damage. Obviously, they won't bent to 90 degrees, but should bend sufficiently to line up with existing pipework.

If you want to, you can purchase braided flexible pipes that will be easier to fit. There are two sizes so take one of the pipes with you for reference.
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