Tapping into hot water heater pipes


Old 08-12-02, 01:48 PM
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Tapping into hot water heater pipes

I'm putting a utility sink in my gara... er, in my workshop. The sink is located just next to the hot water heater, so I have access to both hot and cold water supply. Just on the other side of the heater is a wall that contains the drain for the clothes washer, so I think it's a good location.

My question is, how do I tap into the hot water heater's cold and hot pipes to feed my new sink? They're soldered copper pipes, and my knowledge, skill, and ability in plumbing is probably just marginally above zero.


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Old 08-12-02, 03:30 PM
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You're going to want to sweat (solder) "T's" into the hot and cold sides to run to the sink. That's very d-i-y-able, but explaining the finer points of soldering copper pipes in a forum could be difficult. My suggestion would be to check your local Home Depot, Lowe's, etc. to see if one of their in-house handyman classes covers that topic. Or alternately, find a friend or who knows how and can tutor you. Once you learn how to do it, it's a snap and not difficult.

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