I want to replace my kitchen taps (one hot and one cold) with a mixer tap so I’ll need the existing water pipes to be moved towards each a few inches each (where the mixer tap is going to go). Can I simply bend the copper pipes so they reach? Do I need to be careful of anything? Could there be anything I need to do before I bend them? Thanks very much, all help is greatly appreciated. I was happy to learn… Get some flexible tap connectors cut the pipes off and use the flexible connectors it is a bit awkard to bend pipes in situ as 15mm+ pipes would need a tool to bend it and from what you describe its a small distance its easier to use flexible connectors or amend pipe work approx 6 inches or more below the connection at the moment
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