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Old 03-09-2012, 02:29 PM   #1
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Cracked fitting to shower faucet - Need Help

Tried to swap out a shower faucet and ran into a problem. The new stems that the water supply attachs to were longer than the original. When I tried to attach the supply line to the faucet stem, I was apparently not lined up perfect and actually stripped the threads on the left stem. Plus, it looked like the plastic fitting (see arrow on picture) cracked so I had a leak when I turned on the water. A bit of a panic since this thing has no shut offs, so if you have a leak, you have to shut off the water to the whole RV. I managed to get the old faucet back on and right now it doesn't leak, but I will eventually need to change the faucet and that one supply fitting.

RVs have what I believe is called PEX tubing for the water supply. Is this what I have according to the picture?

Any suggestions on what I should use to fix this thing?
(I am hoping the image I attached is actually attached). Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-09-2012, 04:04 PM   #2
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Do not know if it is what you need or not but how about 1/2" Barb x 1/2" Fpt Swivel Cone Connector

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Old 03-10-2012, 04:24 AM   #3
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If it dosen't leak now, the nut is probably not cracked. But if you stripped the thread on the new faucet, you will need a new faucet. The material is not PEX, but simalar. Pex makes a fitting that will attach without speacial tools. Any mobil home supply co., or lumber yard should have it.
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Old 03-10-2012, 06:32 AM   #4
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Looks like a standard pex fitting sold at Lowe's. However you would need a crimper to replace it. You can change to a Shark bite fitting that they sell also. no crimp tool needed to install. I've used them several times and never had a leak with them.
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Old 03-11-2012, 06:51 AM   #5
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Thanks for all the replies to my post. I'll check out the Sharkbite fittings mentioned.
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Sharkbite's are building code acceptable. Have used several in both S&B homes and RV over the last 2-3 years without a problem to date. They also have a steel mesh covered hose with sharkbites installed on both ends to allow connecting in tight spots. Just used a pair of the hoses to install a new faucet in a S&B shower last month Just besure to fully seat the tubing/plex all the way into the sharkbite and give it a small twist to help seat it tightly

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