Leaking Pex Connections
While tracing out a water leak that looked like it was the water heater (Oh Joy) I discovered that the leak was coming from an almost impossible to get at 1/2 elbow PEX connector on the back of the water heater.
I really did not want to pull the water heater due to paint issues so a trip to Lowes or Home Depot was in order.
I have a complete set of PEX tools only 1300 miles away so my thought was to rent borrow or maybe "Aquire" a crimper to do the job.
While looking thru the parts bins at Lowes I found some really cool water pipe fixing fittings that can be used with virtually no tools.
These fittings are now a part of my emergency repair kit as they can be used on plastic or copper. The only requirement is to cut the line off square and then assemble the fitting hand tight.
Check them out on your next trip to the "Guys Store" as the DW calls both of them.
The fittings are about $5.00 each but the crimping tool was almost $100.00
Ray, Sandra, and Zorro
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