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Ween two 15mm bidet pipes which are about 3 inches apart and slightly at an angle

The connection is for mains pressure cold water supply to the bidet. The connection was previously achieved with plastic "concertina" tubing with jubilee clips at each end. This had begun to drip leak and I have just replaced it with clear plastic tubing and jubilee clips. But is there a more professional and permanent solution. The pipes are in behind and under the bidet and close to the wall, making it difficult to work. Standard flexible 15mm connectors with compression fittings are too long and probably not flexible enough to loop and fit in the limited space between the pipes.

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I don't know all of your situation, but I have found 1/2" flexible connection lines braided or neoprene very adequate. Another suggestion is to use 3/8" plastic tubing with appropriate fittings. Hope this is helpful.

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    Bob williams May 07, 2017

    I don't know all of your situation, but I have found 1/2" flexible connection lines braided or neoprene very adequate. Another suggestion is to use 3/8" plastic tubing with appropriate fittings. Hope this is helpful.

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