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Plumbing connections for head sink

First time: I'm trying to reconnect the sink in my head with these valves (what used to be there). How do I connect the water line to this narrow end of this fitting?

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I would think you would use a water hose of appropriate inner diameter and a hose clamp to tighten it down snug.
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Not so sure. But I think you're onto something, I'm going to scrap these and just get fittings that I can just barb and hose clamp.
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I think you can easily connect it if the water line and the narrow end of this fitting are appropriately perfect with each other. Try to measure it first before you do that proper plumbing. Doing this will make your doings perfect.
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Those are fittings, not valves. They look like compression fittings for plastic tubing. Take them to any hardware store and there should be someone there who can show you how they work.
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Assuming that your sink has straight water pipes, ie no fittings on the bottom, all you need are the compression fittings. Mine took a 3/8 fitting that I got from Home Depot. You slide the compression nut (that comes with it) on first and then what looks like a smooth washer on after. This compression nut will then screw into the piece connected to your water line. At least it did on mine.

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Thanks. I think that these compression nuts were frozen and not tightening around the plastic tubing. I just got barbed ends and will put clamps on ... easier for winterizing.
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