Use push fit speedfit from screwfix. Do a dry run before you attempt it. www.johnguest.com/speedfit/https://
Forget soldering if youve never done it before and get a pipeslice to cut the pipe https://www.screwfix.com/p/bahco-15mm-automatic-copper-pipe-cutter/1838k
Measure twice cut once.
Thanks very much for the links. I also had a look at YouTube and will get the autocutter and deburr tool. I see 90% of the quality of fitting these connectors are prep work, which I guess suits me as I don't have plumbing experience but I'm quite patient when it comes prep work.
Not like the good old days of getting a ""tingle ""off the bath taps via your toes!!!!JeezNo pipes are used for earth bonding any more, the mains water pipes isn't classed as a path to earth anymore (as many of them are now plastic) hence the requirement that any earth equipotential bonding that is required is now connected directly back to the consumer unit.
If you introduce insulating plastic fittings into the copper then you are also breaking up the continuous run of metal pipe and breaking up any path for current to run through.
Thanks for all the advice and I finally managed to install the water softener. I didn't use the bypass supplied but used valves as I think it looked better. I didn't have check valves at the time but should I add one each in between the valve and flexible pipe ?
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Yup, nice and tidy ... only thing I would suggest is pop in a few 15mm snapover pipe clips and tighten it all .... always clip Tectite .....
In the photo, your washing machine or dishwasher hose ought to rise to just below the worktop level. (maybe it does at the other end.). Otherwise, when the sink is slow to drain it can drain into the washing machine instead.
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