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Tap flexihoses don’t fit my piping

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Lynne281, 1 Aug 2020.

  1. Lynne281

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    Help! New to this and just realised the supplied flexihoses on a new mixer tap don’t fit my wonky Looking plastic piping. Any idea what’s needed? I’ve been googling all day and still no clearer.
    Old fitting is on the left in first pic which is a straight copper pipe. Any advice would be really massively appreciated!
     

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    Thanks both- I’m worried I’m not handy enough to cut piping or do it in the right place.

    Would it maybe be easier for me to just buy new copper tap tails which would fit the new tap?
     
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    This is the copper tail from the previous pic
     

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    No I am afraid your going to have to cut the pipework, do you have a neighbour or local handyman with a pipe cutter ?
     
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    Pop to screwfix and get yourself on one of these:

    https://www.screwfix.com/p/3-28mm-manual-multi-material-pipe-cutter/49428

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    All you do is put it over the pipe, turn the knob at the bottom until the wheel bites a bit, turn the cutter a few times, then then turn the knob a bit more and turn until the copper is cut.

    Its easy, especially as the pipe is off and there is full access.

    5 mins job done
     
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    Have you tried using the copper tails on your new taps?
     
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