Fitting taps in new sink

15 Dec 2004
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United Kingdom

I am fitting a new sink and mixer tap in the kitchen and have a couple of questions.

Is it best to connect the two mixer tails to the original pipework by flexible hose/corrugated copper pipe or is it best to solder solid pipework in place?

I would imagine it would make the mixer more rigid on the cheap sink if I used soldered pipes.

Also, should the final connection to the tails be a compression fitting just in case I need to get them apart again?

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Get some of those flexible connectors WITH shut off valves built into them and push fit them onto the 15mm at one end and onto the mixer at the other. you can then isolate if you need to.
Hi, i've just been looking at those, they seem to have screw threads on one end and a compression fitting on the other, do they do them with compression fittings on both ends for 15mm copper pipe?

Also, I have seen taps that bend and twist in normal use on a cheap sink, would solid copper stop that?

Thanks again.
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