Shifting under-sink water lines

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mdnagel
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Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:55 pm

The piping for my bathroom sinks are toward the middle of the cabinet. I was hoping that when I go to do my piping re-plumb (with PEX) that I can shift those lines back toward the wall. Wondering if I can just run up against the wall using drop ears.

Here's a picture of what it looks like under the sinks::
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Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:38 pm

By all means, when you replumb you can reroute the lines anywhere you want them. Do yourself a favor and change the valves to brass or stainless, plastic tends to fail when you need them the most. I had to replace the washer hookups last weekend when the plastic valve blew apart, lucky we were home.

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mdnagel
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Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:36 pm

Greg,

For sure, ALL valves are will be replaced. That includes the washer ones too: though the current ones are brass I'm going to go with PEX in order to reduce fitting connections.

I was just kind of wondering what other people do, whether they look to wall-mount the lines: would likely have to attach a board to mount a drop ear. Not sure how the cabinet pedestal is, or what the flooring support is like under there (so perhaps there's a reason they're out this far); these things would influence how piping would exit the floor.

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