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  1. Stevenh

    Stevenh New Member

    Looking to rework undersink pipes to eventually replace kitchen tap and add a separate water filter system.
    The current piping is mostly done with solder joints including the kitchen tap tail, is it ok to remove all of this and replace with compression tees?
    The cold water line is feeding the following:
    - dishwasher
    - washing machine
    - garden tap
    - kitchen tap
    and if I add in a water filter system that will be 5 connections, so this would involve linking a number of tee pieces. If I'm using compression fittings, then I assume I need to cut some copper pipe to join the tee pieces together? Is there a better way of doing this?
    Thanks

    Steven
     
  2. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Yes but will cost you the services of a plumber

    If you want to do it your self and can't solder compress tees are fine but a bit bulky what ever you choose don't put compression joints behind the units (e.g. No access to them afterwards)
     
  3. Stevenh

    Stevenh New Member

    Yeh that's what I was thinking as the solder joints are a lot more compact the compression ones looks messy and bulky... but means I can relatively take parts apart later if needed...
    The way the current tap is done is that the tail goes straight down onto a solder tee where it splits off so I don't think there's any way to remove the tap without cutting pipe... All new taps I've seen these days seem to come with flexible tails, can those screw directly onto a compression tee or do I need a coupler?
     
  4. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

  5. Stevenh

    Stevenh New Member

    That's great thanks!
     
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