So I bought a replacement water valve because it was filling the fresh tank when on city position (didn't want to mess with the replacement inserts).
However, I have a big leak from the lower fitting that the right angle PEX adapter to the house faucets/fixtures connects to.
It looks like some kind of compression fitting, the valve side has a bevel like for a flare, and the right angle fitting coming of the Pex has a beveled rubber washer to match.
The problem is, the threads on the new valve are too #@^$#& short, and so the washer never gets compressed enough to seal, because the outside collar bottoms out on the body of the valve.
Like an idiot I already threw the old valve out to compare.
I think my options are:
1. Find a brass extension fitting to create longer threads on the valve
2. Cut the collar of the Rex right angle adapter a bit shorter to allow it to compress the fitting properly.
3. pack an extra rubber flat washer under the beveled one and hope it creates enough compression. But my trip to Home Depot turned up nothing.
Do any of you know what threads these are and what kind of right angle Pex adapter is on there?
This should be the same for at least 2015 onwards I'd think.
Yes, I'm leaving for a trip tomorrow.