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Old 08-21-2019, 07:42 AM   #21
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Yep, those white plastic flex lines after 20 years are no good.

I was working next door to my Grammas vacation rental, I let myself in to watch tv after work. 5 mins later... POP water all over the bathroom floor. We are still amazed it broke when I happened to be there randomly! Providence.




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Old 08-29-2019, 07:58 PM   #22
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Well I am glad I clicked on this post. I am getting ready to replace the toilet in one of my bathrooms... I guess I will skip all the plastic hardware and go for the 3x more expensive metal versions.
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Well I am glad I clicked on this post. I am getting ready to replace the toilet in one of my bathrooms... I guess I will skip all the plastic hardware and go for the 3x more expensive metal versions.
the ss braided line with the metal nuts is less than $6

the chrome supply with the nuts provided by the valve mfg and the toilet mfg is less than $3
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Why do I think hardline tubing flared with a rubber washer and brass nut is so much better? looks better too
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Old 08-29-2019, 09:21 PM   #25
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Why do I think hardline tubing flared with a rubber washer and brass nut is so much better? looks better too
A loop of braided supply line, oriented properly, is pleasing (enough) to the eye.
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the ss braided line with the metal nuts is less than $6

the chrome supply with the nuts provided by the valve mfg and the toilet mfg is less than $3
i never seen a ss braided supply with a metal nut for a toilet only plastic nut.
The sink supplies have a metal nut.

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A loop of braided supply line, oriented properly, is pleasing (enough) to the eye.
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"According to the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), plumbing supply system failures are the leading source of residential water losses. Whether your home is brand new, decades old or just new to you, plumbing component failures can happen. One of the most common residential plumbing system parts is the braided stainless steel supply line. This supply line has an outer covering made of braided stainless steel wires that protect an inner polymer tube which transports the water from the main plumbing system of the home to a sink, dishwasher, toilet, etc. The tubing may be single or multi-layered."
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i never seen a ss braided supply with a metal nut for a toilet only plastic nut.
The sink supplies have a metal nut.

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Can get them all over even Lowes, my plumber gets them online in large quantities pretty cheap

He uses Fluidmaster ones I think

We switched over to them after seeing many issues a few years ago
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"According to the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), plumbing supply system failures are the leading source of residential water losses. Whether your home is brand new, decades old or just new to you, plumbing component failures can happen. One of the most common residential plumbing system parts is the braided stainless steel supply line. This supply line has an outer covering made of braided stainless steel wires that protect an inner polymer tube which transports the water from the main plumbing system of the home to a sink, dishwasher, toilet, etc. The tubing may be single or multi-layered."
I just saw that happen, the hose to a dishwasher burst in mid-span because the steel brading was damaged, exact same scenario as it shows in the second picture of the link you provided.
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I just saw that happen, the hose to a dishwasher burst in mid-span because the steel brading was damaged, exact same scenario as it shows in the second picture of the link you provided.
I do some work in a large multi story condo, they are requiring replacement of the hot water heater and all sink and toilet supplies every 10 years.
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I do some work in a large multi story condo, they are requiring replacement of the hot water heater and all sink and toilet supplies every 10 years.
It's good when there is a requirement this way someone is on top of it...For a regular homeowner, "if it's not broken, you don't fix it" mentality until a disaster strikes.
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They learned the hard way, well over $100k in damages from past leaks in 3 years
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I've come across a few of these in my time!http://www.handymantweed.com/
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I've come across a few of these in my time!http://www.handymantweed.com/


Not really hungry for spam right now.

What country are you from? Most posters here are contractors, not really interested in hiring a handyman.


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Why do I think hardline tubing flared with a rubber washer and brass nut is so much better? looks better too


My plumber had switch to the exclusively also.

My policy is to replace every shut off that is involved with the project.

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