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Post# 772883   7/24/2014 at 15:39 (1,182 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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wanting to finally finish hooking up the Neptune stack, I needed to add part of a station, mainly the faucets.............add in a few simple less than 30 minutes, this machine is now washing/drying clothes....

let's start with a few simple pieces of pipe, 2 drop elbows, 2 spigots, 2 'shark bite' "T" connectors, and a few tools...and were off!

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Post# 772884 , Reply# 1   7/24/2014 at 15:43 (1,182 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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pipes running down the wall......if I have to tell you to turn the water off first, this may be more than you can handle, this is stuff you should already know.........mark your spot on each pipe as to where you will cut...about 1/2 inch will be removed....

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Post# 772885 , Reply# 2   7/24/2014 at 15:46 (1,182 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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here is the COLD side installed, and the cut section ready for the HOT side to be installed next....making sure to push the pipes into the 'shark bites' until fully seated,

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Post# 772886 , Reply# 3   7/24/2014 at 15:51 (1,182 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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now both sides are connected, water turned on and tested, no leaks!.....and both drop "L"s are secured to the wall......hook up hoses to the machine, and check for leaks.....

and you are set........

note, the drain is one machine over, so we did not have to add an extra this time...

easier than you think......and as mentioned, took less than 30 minutes....

these 'shark bites' are great....the come in a variety of configurations and sizes to fit your needs.....roughly 6.00 to 11.00 a piece.....this whole setup cost me about soldering, very little gluing or assembly.....AND, they can be removed in can even tap into your water supply and add several stations across the wall.......

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Post# 772892 , Reply# 4   7/24/2014 at 17:21 (1,182 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

I have never seen or heard of those before your class here. You call them shark bites--is that like vagina dentata?

Post# 772900 , Reply# 5   7/24/2014 at 18:05 (1,182 days old) by wayupnorth (On a lake between Bangor and Bar Harbor)        

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Shark bites are the best. You can see Martin connected one side to copper and other to plastic. No muss, no fuss, no soldering with a torch.

Post# 772904 , Reply# 6   7/24/2014 at 18:53 (1,182 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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Too funny!  I'm going to try that term next time I'm in the plumbing department at Lowes.



Post# 772908 , Reply# 7   7/24/2014 at 19:27 (1,181 days old) by moparwash (Pittsburgh,PA -Next Wash-In...June 2018!)        
Nice job!

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Welcome to the Neptune stack club!

Post# 772911 , Reply# 8   7/24/2014 at 19:59 (1,181 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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Thanks many stations can we add to your laundry room?....we can put them in any given order....

also note, yet not pictured, but there are valves added above the vertical pipes, that allow the entire room to be shut off when not occupied! first

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Post# 773175 , Reply# 9   7/26/2014 at 08:15 (1,180 days old) by moparwash (Pittsburgh,PA -Next Wash-In...June 2018!)        

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I would fill the basement if I could, but the hubby might object!

Post# 773177 , Reply# 10   7/26/2014 at 08:18 (1,180 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Very nice!  I love my Neptune stack and those Shark-Bite connectors for copper pipe.  Huge amount of time and effort saved when you need a quick joint vs. soldering.


Have you tried the pre-soldered fittings?  Those are pretty slick as well.  A little on the spendy side for a whole house job, but also nice for small projects.


Happy Nepping!

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