I am working on our second flip house and we close on our third on Friday. The first flip was on a 1936 craftsman home. We bought a bunch of faucets off of amazon and ended up finding out that half of them would not fit for some reason or another. They were the right style (centerset, etc) but the connectors didn't match up. I ended up ordering different ones and chalked it up to it being an old house.
Fast forward to the next house which was built in 2001. Newer house, I figured we wouldn't have the same problem so I ordered all the faucets on amazon again. Now we are finding faucets that do not match up and won't fit.
What's your best tip for making sure this doesn't happen on the 3rd house?
Most any faucet you purchase is going to have a threaded connection at the faucet itself for the water lines to connect to. Be it a widespread or 4” center set or single hole. Now the pipe coming from the wall is going to be 1/2” is n size. No matter what type of pipe it is it will have a valve on it to turn the water on and off. All you need to do to make sure your new faucets fit is install valves on the pipe coming from the wall. (You should always replace these when replacing faucets anyway) that have 3/8 connection on them. They will be 1/2 x3/8 angle stops. Then you simply purchase 3/8” (the valve size) by 1/2” (the faucet size) supply lines and bam make your connection.
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