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 Insert to make 1/2-inch copper tubing tight in a 1-inch hole in wood
Author: ArthurPeabody (NM)

I have to run a 24-inch long piece of half-inch
copper tubing to the spigot for the toilet.
I've made a little frame of 2x4s to hold it
up. I had to drill 1-inch holes to get the
fitting through. I'd like to make the pipe
tight in those holes. Is there some insert
that would do this? I'd have to put it on
clamping over the pipe, not slide on.

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 Re: Insert to make 1/2-inch copper tubing tight in a 1-inch hole in wood
Author: steve (CA)

I use suspension straps like these. Insert the collar in the stud hole.

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 Re: Insert to make 1/2-inch copper tubing tight in a 1-inch hole in wood
Author: ArthurPeabody (NM)

Thanks. That's a good tip. BigHomeStore
has the Apollo version. It's 1.4" diameter
I'd prefer not to have to take it apart
and drill larger holes. Are others thinner?
I thought about taking a scrap of 3/4" PEX,
cutting 1.5" pieces, inserting those in the
holes, anchoring them with suspension clamps
on both sides. (I have to buy a 10-pack anyway.)

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 Re: Insert to make 1/2-inch copper tubing tight in a 1-inch hole in wood
Author: steve (CA)

The one I posted has an OD of about 7/8 of an inch and is readily available online and in a box stores. This site's sponsor, plumbingsupply.com, has them. [www.plumbingsupply.com]



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