When cutting into a 1/2" water line to install a tee, what length
should one cut out? I took my measurements and it seems like about an
inch, but I decided to ask anyway. The pipe I'm cutting into has a
turn, so I'm guessing I have some flexibility. Also, I presume it's a
good idea to remove slight less than necessary than slightly more than
Are you talking about copper tube (5/8" od x ~1/2" id) or galvanized
If it is copper tube & you have will have enough play after the tube
is cut out about 1/2" to 5/8" (that's the approximate distance
between seated tube ends in a Tee)
repair the system by installing the Tee and two copper street
elbows......the mechanical fit up will be easy if yoy get about 1/2"
or so of offset.
Once you get the fittings ready to install....... how it goes together
will be evident.
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