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 Kinks in braided faucet supply line
Author: maccpaorl (FL)

I have four braided faucet supply lines that are kinked/bent so that the water flow is restricted. I cannot easily replace them as they are fabricated for the faucet and appear to be not available in either the big box stores or two large plumbing supply shops here in Orlando (non-standard connectors).

The 12" length of these hoses forces the bends to some degree. So I was wondering about a method to eliminate/straighten the kink?

I welcome any thoughts and suggestions. I really do not want to purchase new faucets or live with the slow water flow.

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 Re: Kinks in braided faucet supply line
Author: hj (AZ)

we would need a photo so we can see what kind of connections they have.

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 Re: Kinks in braided faucet supply line
Author: packy (MA)

a very small hose clamp tightened slightly may get them close to round again.

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 Re: Kinks in braided faucet supply line
Author: maccpaorl (FL)

I just added a link to a photo to my original post. I hope the link works.

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 Re: Kinks in braided faucet supply line
Author: steve (CA)

No link

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 Re: Kinks in braided faucet supply line
Author: george 7941

If the issue is that the integral flexible lines are too short and you do not want to move the supply valves closer, you can use extension supply lines to add extra length to the existing flexible lines.

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 Re: Kinks in braided faucet supply line
Author: PlumberLoren (CA)

To add to what George posted, I would purchase connectors long enough to accomplish the following: As you attach and tighten the top connector you would come down and then turn back upward and around to form a circle and then attach the connection to the angle stop. This should prevent any kinks. Be careful not to interfere with your pop up connection for the drain. Good luck.

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 Re: Kinks in braided faucet supply line
Author: steve (CA)

Do the hoses go from angle stops to the faucets or are the faucets "wide spread" and the hoses connect the valves with the spout tees?

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 Thanks to all! :thumb:
Author: maccpaorl (FL)

Thanks to all hat answered my post. I ended up using vice grips to lessen the impact of the previous extreme bends. I then tightened small hose clamps over the three worst spots. When installed, I made the tightest bends near the ends where the hose clamps were placed. The result was the best water flow the sinks have ever had!

Thank again.



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