I took out my kitchen faucet and the tubes on the new one doesnt' reach the pipes coming from the wall.
One is about 1/2" too short, and the other might possibly reach, but it requires bending, and I'm afraid I'll kink it. Most of the tubing is behind the sink bowl and even the part that isn't is hard to work with because it's 18 inches or so into the cabinet.
What do people do in this situation?
I could use plain old 3/8" copper tubing and a compression fitting at one end. The other end is the line from the faucet, which currently has a ferrule and a nut on it, and is just waiting for something male to attach to. But I don't think there is like that.
I also could flare the end if that would help but I don't see how it would.
I've been to the store and good ole HDepot had lines, with IP at one end, and a compression fitting at the other (although the label seemed to say that it was compression at both ends.)
I also have a pair of lines I bought earlier when I had no idea what I wanted (but they were 1 dollar a piece), with IP at both ends, 1/2 and 3/8 although the label says 1/2" IP at one end and 3/8" compression at the other. Is there something wrong with my undrestanding, that even though they are different brands, I keep seeing one end as IP even though the labels on each call the end "comp".