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New to plumbing DIY and help fitting new tap needed

Postby turnweaver » Thu Jan 28, 2021 2:06 pm

Hi all, this is probably a ridiculously simple question but I'm new to any sort of plumbing and wanted to double check I wasn't about to do something stupid.

I'm trying to fit a new tap and have looked at videos etc on how to do this. Most show the hoses from the tap being fitted directly to the shutoff valve, however in my existing install there is an extra section of pipe above this valve that I haven't seen in any online demonstrations:


Should I be unfastening the nuts on the shutoff valve, or the ones at the end of the pipe? When I tried loosening the nut at the top of the pipe the entire hose rotated with it, which makes me think I might be doing something wrong.

Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks!
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Postby stoneyboy » Fri Jan 29, 2021 11:16 pm

Hi turnweaver
You need two spanners to undo the top connection.
Have a look at you new tap and see what connection is on the ends of the flexibles. You may find they are short so you will have to extend the copper section.
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