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Old 08-09-2010, 02:20 PM   #1
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Question Water leak fix in 1989 SE

We have the 1989 SE which was built with the famous PB grey plastic pipe, as as with the housing folks we have some leaks.

The ones by the water heater were a pain but got fixed, the next one is going to be the real job.

We get water dripping down by the batteries, found one leaky t fitting behind the utility panel, but we still have water flowing slowly from ahead of this spot.

After removing some wood and clamps to allow the hoses to be moved a little it seems there are some fittings behind the shower that are seeping.

It looks like the shower needs to be moved forward so we can get to the fittings and replace them, has anyone done this before?

It looks simple enough, remove all of the glass panels, the heap pipe and drain, a couple moldings and what looks like a few hundred screws.

We would like any advise from someone who may have done this before.

Thanks in advance!

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Old 09-03-2010, 10:28 PM   #2
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New pipe update

After a lot of consideraton and just being lazy we took a trip down to Harbor Freight and picked up an inspection camera for less than $100.00, we were able to get way under and behind things to see what was there.

With the camera we were able to see from the shower acces hole on the outside to the floor exit to the rear, and where the tubing drops down in the front.

By using a fiberglass fish wire assisted by running it inside a hose, we were able to get the fish from the bedroom behnd the shower, down to the area along side the bathroom and almost to the back of the icemaker, the camera has a hook attachment that we were able to use to catch the fish.

We added loops of rope so we had a continous loop to allow for multiple pulls.

We got from the shower faucet to the bedroom and the bathroom sink to the front.

All connections are in access areas so further repairs will be easy if needed, it took a 100 ft chunk of PEX tubing and a bunch of fittings and a few hours of time, but all tubing is now PEX and no cabinets or appliances were moved or altered to get it done.

So if anyone else discovers their gray PB fittings starting to leak, get a camera and start exploring your options, the repair is just another challange.

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