Installing kitchen tap - flexi hoses & isolator valves

17 Jun 2012
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Installing a new kitchen sink and taps was my job for today. Thought I had all the bits so whipped the old sink out without any problems.

Then ensembling the tap I've just realised the flexi hoses out of the monobloc tap don't connect directly to the compression isolator valves (first time I've done plumbing).

Can anyone point me in the direction of what bit I'm missing or if there's some different flexi hoses I need?

These are the flexi hoses coming out of my tap (has a thread on end with an olive and nut which detach):

Compression Isolator valve which is pre-existing and already on the pipe work but looks the same as the following (also has threaded end since olive and nut are attached to the copper tails on the old tap): least I won't be doing the washing up tonight! :)
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If you undo the top nut off of the isolator and put the nut aside,

Put in a piece of copper long enough to reach the flexiis and tighten up with the nut you had put aside and a new olive. Repeat for the other side

You can now sl on the flexible hose and compress it, use two spanners and don't twist the braided hose

I'm not going to be the only one washing up on fathers day :lol


It might be easier just to buy a 15 compression straight connector and use the nuts and olives to attach to the isolators
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Thanks for the replies...seems simple enough...just didn't think I'd have to mess about with copper pipe!

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