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Old 10-23-2012, 07:00 PM   #1
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Plumbing question.

On our 94 Fleetwood Wilderness trailer, I have grey tubing that goes to the water heater. These lines are both cut and I believe the tubing is called PEX, is that correct? I know that PVC fittings do not glue on to them because I tried and it didn't work. The fittings are all crimped on the original pipes. Do I have to get a crimping tool and special fittings to connect these lines together or is there some other way. I was going to change all lines to PVC but I can't get to the lines in the bathroom without tearing a lot of things out. I do need some advice here. thanks
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Not a good idea to go with pvc. All you need to do is go to your local RV store and explain your situation. They will get you the tools and fittings you need and you are good to go. Plumbing in RV's is not expensive but is sometimes very trying on the mind and body
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:20 PM   #3
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Have had very good results with: Flair-It Store - Flair-It PEX and Polybutylene Plumbing System

Get mine at ACE.
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:41 PM   #4
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Yes it is pex and probably 1/2"...Flair-its are good...Sharkbite fittings are also easy....Just push the lines into the fitting.... Available at Home Depot...

SharkBite Fittings , SharkBite PEX Fittings , SharkBite Fittings for PEX and Copper - PexSupply.com
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Thank you guys! I'm not too far from Home Depot. I will give it a try. This site sure does help a guy out.
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:33 PM   #6
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More likely polybutylene than Pex, but the problem is the same. Use Flair-it or Sharkbite fittings. Any hardware or plumbing shop can help you.
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:15 AM   #7
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Got to love Shark Bites. As a Plumber for 35 years that's the neatest thing since slice bread! How many times have I laid under a house waiting for water to drain out so I could solider a copper pipe!! Both sure beat that old Quest compresion fittings.
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I purchased the Sharkbite fittings. They are so easy to use, it seems as if you are cheating. A great, easy fix for connecting different types of pipe or to add a line to the existing plumbing.
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