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  • Help! The bozo's cut the pipe threads off!

    I bought an old house, built in 1910, which I planned to reno for retirement. In the bathroom, there were these brass hot and cold water supply pipes for the sink with threaded connections. Since I am a little handicapped, I paid these guys to take out the old vanity and sink so I could put in a new one. They took out the old sink and vanity and they also off the flexible sink leads and valves AND CUT THE THREADED BRASS WATER SUPPLY PIPES! The cut off pipes looked to be about the same size as 1/2 copper pipe so I thought of just sweating on a new set of Brasso valves or sweat on a short length of copper pipe using a 1/2" copper connector. But neithr the 1/2" copper fitting nor the Brasso valves fit over the cut off pipes as they are just about the same size as the copper fittings. Not having worked with brass plumbing before, I am at a loss as to how to get new supply valves on these cut off pipe ends, other than re-threading the cut off ends. I am not sure I have the physical strength to thread the pipes myself, but am willing to try. Needless to say, there isn't much money around to call a plumber. So any helpful advice would be appreciated. Thanks for any help.

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    Re: Help! The bozo's cut the pipe threads off!

    Any pics?

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    • #3
      Re: Help! The bozo's cut the pipe threads off!

      SOunds like old 3/8 chrome pipe supplies. Pics would be a huge help.
      Ron Hasil Lic #058-160417
      A-Archer Sewer & Plumbing specializing in:
      Tankless Water Heaters | Drain and Sewer Cleaning
      Sump and Ejector Pumps | Backflow RPZ Testing

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      • #4
        Re: Help! The bozo's cut the pipe threads off!

        Plumber should be able to fix that in 1 to 2 hours. Call plumber.

        J.C.

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        • #5
          Re: Help! The bozo's cut the pipe threads off!

          The cut off pipes could be nipples that are threaded into a fitting
          inside the wall. Cut enough around the pipe where it exits the wall
          to shine a light in there to see how it connects.

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          • #6
            Re: Help! The bozo's cut the pipe threads off!

            Originally posted by Big Jim View Post
            The cut off pipes could be nipples that are threaded into a fitting
            inside the wall. Cut enough around the pipe where it exits the wall
            to shine a light in there to see how it connects.
            Exactly what I was thinking.

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            • #7
              Re: Help! The bozo's cut the pipe threads off!

              I am with SR. I think that they could be 3/8 nipples. Just unscrew them and screw in some new ones, then add a stop to it.

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              • #8
                Re: Help! The bozo's cut the pipe threads off!

                If the pipes sticking out of the wall are too close to the wall to get a pair of pliers on them, then you could try using an "easy out". Usually the brass nipples coming out of the wall are 3/8" but sometimes they're 1/2".

                Once you get them out, simply thread in new brass nipples that hopefully have threads on both ends.

                Good luck!
                Time flies like an arrow.

                Fruit flies like a banana.

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