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Old 02-20-2012, 08:37 AM
 
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Copper is not exactly a precious metal. Spot prices are a little over $3 a POUND and the riser from a shut off to a faucet is probably 4 or 5 oz...

Copper will NOT corrode with any kind of normal potable water. This is why it has been used for water for CENTURIES.

The only advantage of the braided type hook-ups under a normal sink or toilet is speed of hook up -- they sell sizes that are long enough to twist and go.

The inner hose is rubber and IT WILL EVENTUALLY FAIL, though in most applications you need not plan on replacement for 5-10 years.
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Old 09-08-2016, 12:36 PM
 
Location: New York City
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where can you buy copper supply lines that bend into place between the faucet and the shut off valve?

Basically I put in a 1/2 inch copper pipe through the wall, and I want to hook it up to an old faucet with a 1/2" male thread using copper.

My problem is I want to be able to unscrew & remove the faucet without having to cut the copper and re-solder everything. Really have no idea how to make that link

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Old 09-08-2016, 12:45 PM
 
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Default In any normal plumbing supply house...

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where can you buy copper supply lines that bend into place between the faucet and the shut off valve?
...there are a dozen or so places that sell plumbing supplies from their "will call" desk within a short drive for me. I live in suburban Chicago. No idea how things are in NYC; would not surprise if you need a license to even buy supplies given the level of regulation NYC is infamous for...

These guys have an attractive web site but no ability to order online -- Locations | Solco Plumbing Supply

You need 20 ft? Try this -- https://www.zoro.com/mueller-industr...0p/i/G0539463/

That stuff is not swagged at the end, the fancy stuff is available in nickel, chrome, brass etc -- http://www.signaturehardware.com/bat...orrugated.html
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Old 09-08-2016, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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where can you buy copper supply lines that bend into place between the faucet and the shut off valve?

Basically I put in a 1/2 inch copper pipe through the wall, and I want to hook it up to an old faucet with a 1/2" male thread using copper.

My problem is I want to be able to unscrew & remove the faucet without having to cut the copper and re-solder everything. Really have no idea how to make that link

Why can't you use plastic "riser tubes"? Helluva lot cheaper!
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Old 09-08-2016, 10:13 PM
 
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where can you buy copper supply lines that bend into place between the faucet and the shut off valve?

Basically I put in a 1/2 inch copper pipe through the wall, and I want to hook it up to an old faucet with a 1/2" male thread using copper.

My problem is I want to be able to unscrew & remove the faucet without having to cut the copper and re-solder everything. Really have no idea how to make that link
Nothing wrong with the plastic ones, but if you really want copper you just use copper tubing and put the right fittings on it. Usually 3/8" compression on the shutoff valve end, in your case (and usually) 1/2 female NPT on the other.
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