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How do I tap an existing supply line to add connections for a washing machine?

How do I tap an existing supply line to add connections for a washing machine?


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Old 07-18-11, 07:39 AM
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How do I tap an existing supply line to add connections for a washing machine?

In our basement, we have copper pipe leading to supply lines for a basement sink. The pipes are right against the basement wall. Originally I was planning on cutting into them and inserting a T but I have no idea how to do this so close to a wall. Is there something I can use to tap into the sink supply lines?

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Old 07-18-11, 09:35 AM
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Remove the tubing to the sink. Remove the straps holding the pipe against the wall (may need to remove a second set above the picture). Spring the pipes outward, cut the pipes, deburr the ends and solder in the tees. Solder in the washing machine valves, replace the straps to hold the pipe against the wall and replace the sink tubing.
 
 

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