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Old 04-13-2017, 12:27 AM   #1
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My mom has an old sink in her bathroom that was buildt in the early 1900's. The shut off valves look similar to spoke type to let water
into the sink. I would like to know if I can connect
an adapter to the exsisting shut off valves.I know that now water supply lines are generally 1/2 x 3/8.The exsisting shut off valves are threaded and measure 7/16 od. Here is a picture of the old valves. I don't know much about plumbing so I thought I could get some advice here.Thanks.

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Old 04-13-2017, 05:27 AM   #2
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Go buy a supply and try it.
I fell out of my chair trying to orientate the view.

You can replace them. Looks like they are just screwed onto 1/2 IPS nipples coming out of the wall
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Old 04-21-2017, 01:38 AM   #3
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The supply lines to older sinks use to be 1/2 od now they are 3/8. They do make supply lines that would screw onto that but age of the valves I would recommend replacing shut off valves. You have what appears to be 1/2 galvanized coming out the wall so you can install 1/2 ip x 3/8 comp stop valves.
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