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Old 12-11-2017, 03:52 PM   #1
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1972 faucet kitchen sink.

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Sorry if this is a really dumb question, but is this a fairly simple swap out for a new faucet? Donít want to get half way through it and discover itís difficult, thank you. Original copper pipes ? Easy to connect to modern faucets ?

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Old 12-11-2017, 04:05 PM   #2
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1972 faucet kitchen sink.

Assuming the fittings can be unscrewed from underneath, it should be fairly easy. The actual connection to the faucet should be lower down the two copper lines. Look behind the black drain line for a fitting. The picture shows the physical bottom of the faucet, and there should be a nut or other fasteners up higher.

You may need a ďBasin wrenchĒ yo get up there.

Another possibility is to cut the copper tubes with a tubing cutter to disassemble it, then it could be spliced back.

Try getting a picture straight up under the faucet before you proceed. Lots of help out here.
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Easy, Agreed the supply connections are hiding behind the black abs pipe in the pic.
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Not so easy for some strange reason , both bathroom and kitchen faucet have been hard Plumed into the main system. No connectors at all. This is beyond my skill set probably. Any plumbers out there who can offer advice ?! Thx. Seems very stupid and negligent of Airstream. Click image for larger version

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ID:	300834. These are pics of bathroom faucet. Copper piping from faucet right into main water supply. Maybe they disconnect right at the faucet. Iím nervous of removing only to find fragile and canít be fixed or replaced with a modern unit. Being no cut off valve, and weíre traveling for the holidays, gonna leave for now.
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Guess Iíd have to cut pipes, assume thereís a way of connecting copper pipes to a flexible faucet connector ?
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Yes

Use tubing cutter to cut copper pipe. You can get Sharkbite fittings that have sleeve for copper on one end and threaded connector on the other.
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For example

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thanks, actually doesn't look all that difficult
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If all you are trying to do is replace the faucet I would cut the copper tube with a tubing cutter and the use a compression x pipe thread adapter in the size of the new faucet supplies.
pictured is only an example, your sizes/configuration may vary.
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Compression fitting, properly tightened, is probably more solid than a SharkBite fitting under vibration, etc...
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I have used both successfully

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Compression fitting, properly tightened, is probably more solid than a SharkBite fitting under vibration, etc...
Either solution should work.
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Yes both ways will work, Sorry wasn't trying to say my way was better I was just giving my method.
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Replace the faucet cartridge

Maybe save yourself a ton of work and just replace the faucet cartridge and leave the existing faucet in place????

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Maybe save yourself a ton of work and just replace the faucet cartridge and leave the existing faucet in place????

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I️ tried that a year or so ago. Itís a very old faucet. But good point. Maybe Iíll try pulling apart again and seeing if the cartridge is available still. Iíd kinda given up on that idea.
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