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Old 04-07-2007, 05:05 PM   #1
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My next improvement was the addition of a combination faucet and sprayer in the kitchen. I looked at the RV places and they wanted too much money so I went to Home Depot and found the exact faucet I was looking for...except, the connections were different. The RV faucet had the big fittings that the MH's lines would screw onto. This faucet had small braided lines. I looked and looked but couldn't find any adapters. I figured I was born with a brain so why not use it.
I cut off the two threaded fittings from the old faucet. Then I tapped the inside for 3/8 pipe thread. I installed a brass close nipple then a threaded shutoff valve that had the right fitting for the new faucet. Secured everything, hooked it up, and lo and behold it worked! The faucet cost me $90 and the rest of the fittings around $15. You saw the faucet in my previous post, here are the pictures of the hose hookup.


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My next improvement was the addition of a combination faucet and sprayer in the kitchen. I looked at the RV places and they wanted too much money so I went to Home Depot and found the exact faucet I was looking for...except, the connections were different. The RV faucet had the big fittings that the MH's lines would screw onto. This faucet had small braided lines. I looked and looked but couldn't find any adapters. I figured I was born with a brain so why not use it.
I cut off the two threaded fittings from the old faucet. Then I tapped the inside for 3/8 pipe thread. I installed a brass close nipple then a threaded shutoff valve that had the right fitting for the new faucet. Secured everything, hooked it up, and lo and behold it worked! The faucet cost me $90 and the rest of the fittings around $15. You saw the faucet in my previous post, here are the pictures of the hose hookup.


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Looks good Chandler. You're a brave man, cutting off the fitting from the faucet you know works. I probably would have had leaks every where.
Did you add those shutoff valves or were they already there? It looks like you took the male black (plastic?) pipe and cut threads inside it to make it female What kind of tool did this take?
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Max, there were no shutoffs before my install. I figured it wouldn't hurt plus I couldn't find an adapter without a shutoff.
I did tap the inside of the pipe. I used a 3/8 pipe tap and wound it in by hand with a small wrench. It went in very easily because you're tapping plastic. Don't go too far in. Test fit the nipple to make sure it doesn't bottom out.
Home Depot has the taps if you're interested. I have a set from 1/8 to 1".

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