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Re: Kitchen tap pipes
Reply #5 - Aug 8th, 2017, 2:40pm
 
As it's a newish house I'm guessing you have a combi boiler so both the hot and cold are at mains pressure?

If not then you may prefer a tap with different size hot and cold channels to speed up the hot flow. These are available but there aren't many of them around.
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Reply #4 - Aug 7th, 2017, 12:50pm
 
Thank you.  I'll have to take a close look again to see what room there is to cut the pipes.  There aren't any isolation valves fitted.  (Why make anything easy for future users?!  As long as it is quick and cheap to fit in the first place when the house is being built is the main thing!)
I've a feeling I'll either be taking new tap back to the shop or hiring a plumber to do this for me.
But at least I know it wasn't a complete Bodgit & Leggit job to begin with so wont be complaining to the house builder (not about this anyway!).
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Re: Kitchen tap pipes
Reply #3 - Aug 7th, 2017, 12:38pm
 
Ps Once you've cut the pipes the tails should screw out right to left as you look at them.
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Re: Kitchen tap pipes
Reply #2 - Aug 7th, 2017, 12:35pm
 
There's Normally (good plumber anyway) an isolating valve you can undo to aid removing.

Solid tails are better than flexible as they don't vibrate, although flexibles are the most common for all new mixer taps.

You'll struggle to get a pipe slice in there as they are too close, so you may have to go with a junior hacksaw and clean the pipes up later.

Can't see what you have from the pic and they may be built in, but, you'll need backflow prevention and observe the direction arrow on the body, which should be pointing towards the outlet
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Re: Kitchen tap pipes
Reply #1 - Aug 7th, 2017, 6:30am
 
The way it has been installed is actually the preferred professional way.  Flexi tails are more for DIY installs or awkward areas.  Yours looks fine, although one is showing signs of weeping were the pipe enters the tap.

You cut the pipes back and fit flexi tails.  It's a pretty easy job.  You would want to purchase a pipe slice to get a nice neat and square cut though.

http://www.screwfix.com/c/tools/copper-pipe-cutters/cat7620008
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Kitchen tap pipes
Aug 6th, 2017, 9:24pm
 
I want to fit a new kitchen tap of a similar style to the current one.  However, in starting this job, I found the pipework to the current tap did not have flexi hoses nor any nuts to remove the pipework.  The pipes basically continue, without any fittings, directly into the current tap. Nothing to unscrew or pull apart.

My question is, is this normal?  It is a new build house and I feel I ought to complain to the builder - I can't find any way to remove the tap they installed!  

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