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3/8" Bridge Valve Installation

How to install an Advanced Bridge Valve if the existing shut-off is 3/8".  

Angle stops with 3/8" supply lines built into the faucet Angle stops with 3/8" x 1/2" faucet supply lines 
Faucets with built-in 3/8" supply lines will need the following:

2 - 12" x 3/8" x 1/2" faucet supply lines

2 - 3/8" compression x 3/8" compression nipples

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Faucets with 3/8" x 1/2" supply lines will need the following:

2 - 12" x 3/8" x 1/2" faucet supply lines

2 - 3/8" compression x 3/8" compression nipples

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3/8" Angle Stop Installation 
Step 1:  Turn off water.

Turn off water to the house and drain water lines.

Note:  Do not use Teflon tape or pipe dope on any of the connections under the sink.

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Step 2:  Disconnect supply lines.

Disconnect existing supply lines from the hot and cold water angle stops.

Step 3:  Remove and replace existing angle stops.

Remove the existing hot and cold angle stops and replace with new custom angle stops.  Close both the hot and cold angle stops.

Note:  Do not skip this step.  The new custom angle stops allow 30% more water than standard angle stops and are an important part of the system.

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Step 4:  Add compression nipples to the existing supply lines.

Screw one of the 3/8" compression nipples into both of the existing 3/8" supply lines.  Do not remove the existing supply lines at the sink.

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Step 5:  Add 3/8" x 1/2" new supply lines to 3/8" nipples.

Thread the 3/8" side of the new 3/8" x 1/2" supply lines onto the other side of the 1/2" compression x 1/2" compression nipples.

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Step 6:  Connect supply line to Hot Out port of Bridge Valve.

Thread the 1/2" side of the new supply line onto the Hot Out port of the Bridge Valve.

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Step 7:  Connect supply line to Cold Out port of Bridge Valve.

Thread the 1/2" side of the new supply line onto the Cold Out port of the Bridge Valve.

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Step 8:  Connect 1/2" x 1/2" custom supply lines to angle stops.

Thread the 1/2" side of the custom 1/2" x 1/2" stainless steel supply lines onto the new angle stops.

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Step 9:  Connect supply line to Hot In port on Bridge Valve.

Thread the 1/2" side of the new supply line connected to the hot angle stop to the Hot In port of the Bridge Valve.

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Step 10:  Connect supply line to Cold In port on Bridge Valve.

Thread the 1/2" side of the new supply line connected to the cold angle stop to the Cold In port of the Bridge Valve.

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Step 12:  Turn water on.

Turn on water to the house and check for leaks.  Slowly open both the hot water and cold water angle stops and check for leaks.  Repair if necessary.

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