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Old 03-16-2009, 09:23 PM   #1
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Vintage kitchen faucet installation

I'm installing new plumbing in my '65 Caravel and plan to reuse the kitchen faucet. I cleaned it up and it works fine. Now I'm looking at the pipe connection to the faucet and its the old flaired tubing and nut connection. Is there a dependable modern fitting I can use here or do I have to flair some copper and join the pipe to the faucet like it was in 1965? I hope there is a better way because I hate to have a leaky joint due to my inexperience at flairing tubing.


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Old 03-16-2009, 09:33 PM   #2
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I'm installing new plumbing in my '65 Caravel and plan to reuse the kitchen faucet. I cleaned it up and it works fine. Now I'm looking at the pipe connection to the faucet and its the old flaired tubing and nut connection. Is there a dependable modern fitting I can use here or do I have to flair some copper and join the pipe to the faucet like it was in 1965? I hope there is a better way because I hate to have a leaky joint due to my inexperience at flairing tubing.


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Check with a full service plumbing supply house. The fixtures used it the trailer are residential type. You will do better with a parts house which supplies to home restorers than Home Depot or Lowes, True Value/Ace Hardware might work also.

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