Utility sink faucet replacement

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Old 08-31-18, 03:28 PM
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Utility sink faucet replacement

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My current utility sink is 2 3/4" on center galvanized steel faucet that is leaking really bad. I have a 3 1/2" copper faucet and I am wondering if there is a way to use this faucet and connect it to my current plumbing set up? Is there some type of spacer that I can buy to fit the 2 3/4" spacing to the 3 1/2" spacing on the new faucet? I am looking for recommendations or suggestions?

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Old 08-31-18, 04:18 PM
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It looks like the left hand pipe is leaning in towards the right pipe and making the gap look smaller.
Can you push the left hand pipe a little to the left ?
 
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Old 08-31-18, 04:32 PM
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Thanks for the reply, Pete. Unfortunately, it's just the way I took the picture since I was trying to hold the new faucet at the same time. The pipes going down are rather straight.
 
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Old 08-31-18, 04:45 PM
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Then you will need to change the length of the horizontal pipe.
 
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That's exactly what I was thinking! Just need to extend that a bit and can drop it right down from there.

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Old 08-31-18, 04:56 PM
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The problem is to extend it a bit you'd need a coupler and a close nipple which would be too long.
What you can do is to measure that pipe back to its connection point and replace it with a 1" longer piece.
 
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Ahh yeah, I didn't even think about that. It's such a short distance anything would make it too long.
 
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You could unscrew the piping from where they drop down and use brass nipples with flexible hoses. No welding or spacing issues to worry about.
 
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Old 09-03-18, 05:14 PM
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I'd go with Audioslave22's idea. I'd remove a few of those nipples and replace with a 1/2" FIP angle stop. Then flexible supply lines to connect to the faucet.

Something like this:
 
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Old 09-03-18, 05:49 PM
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Thanks for the ideas! Yeah, it is probably a good idea to get some turnoff valves installed either way. Right now I have to turn off all the water in the house to fix =/
 
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