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Monobloc flexible tails with compression fitting

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Rosarius, 16 Feb 2012.

  1. Rosarius

    Rosarius

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    I have just bought a monobloc basing mixer to replace a broken one. It came with 2 braided flexible tails. The male fitting to my new tap is larger than on the old tap, so I have to use the new 12mm tails. The problem is that the older tails had a female threaded connector at the non-tap end and the corresponding male connector is firmly fixed into the end of the 15mm copper delivery pipe. The new tails come with compression fittings.

    I don't have much room to work with behind the fitted basin, and I can't easily remove the male threaded end from the fixed pipe. So short question: is there a convertor fitting that will allow me to convert the compression fitting to the threaded one? (I can't find any 12mm to female threaded flexible tails, they all seem to now end in compression fittings.)

    The fittings are equivalent in size i.e. if I remove the nut and the olive from the compression fitting I have a male threaded fitting exactly the same as the one presented from the fitting on the copper pipe.

    Any help appreciated.

    R
     
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    A 1/2" brass socket will do the job of joining the 2 ends, along with some Loctite 55 or PTFE tape to seal the joint. Unorthodox, but effective.
     
  4. Rosarius

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    Sorry for the late thank you. I tried the brass nut approach but because of the fixed end on the tails, I couldn't tighten the joint on both sides.

    In the end I had to cut 2 just-long-enough pieces of copper pipe, and put new compression joints on the threaded end. Was very tight, but worked.

    Thanks all.

    R
     
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