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Old 04-11-2016, 04:18 PM   #41
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Hi Jim never have had to use anti freeze . Guess I could get shorter line . They only had stainless , not nylon . The fitting will swivel if I need . Pat
Jim if you moved to proper thread , Thankyou . Pat
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Old 04-11-2016, 04:21 PM   #42
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Install one of these at your pump and it becomes real easy Robot Check
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Old 04-11-2016, 04:25 PM   #43
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nice job, just remember to drain or get antifreeze in the loop(last picture) you have created. Will ETI install one from factory?
We were told at the time no for our 19 . Not enough room . When someone tells me no , I still keep looking . My philosophy "where there is a will there is a way ". Pat
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We were told at the time no for our 19 . Not enough room . When someone tells me no , I still keep looking . My philosophy "where there is a will there is a way ". Pat
For those that need the information. The fittings were slip - joint angle stop 1/2"flip inlet X 1/2" &7/16 of tube outlet .1/2" male adapter push X male . 1/2" flipx1/2 flip flexible water connector. Length depending on what you need . I have 16 in but I may change to shorter 12 in . Pat
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Shark Bite connectors work on any water pipe, including PEX. I much prefer crimp connectors, cheaper, simpler, and less likely to leak. You do need to own, borrow, or rent a crimper though.
Bought a crimper tool when I re-did our (home) shower plumbing and quickly learned that you need to have plenty of room to open and close the jaws on a 90 degree angle to get a good seal. Kind of tight quarters under the dinette bench seat, don't you think?
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More pictures of toilet shut off
Pat, what kind of fitting is the shut-off valve attached to (that goes into the sharkbite fitting)? Thanks!
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Bought a crimper tool when I re-did our shower plumbing and quickly learned that you need to have plenty of room to open and close the jaws on a 90 degree angle to get a good seal. Kind of tight quarters under the dinette bench seat, don't you think?
Rich I bought all my supplies at plumbing supply's that sells to public but sells mostly to contractors . They sell shark bites too. For these little jobs no need for crimper . I was assured I will have no problems with this setup . I also am glad I couldn't put in storage under dinette . If for any reason there is a leak it is in shower . Pat
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Pat, what kind of fitting is the shut-off valve attached to (that goes into the sharkbite fitting)? Thanks!
I am copying from pouch it came in 1/2" Brass Push Fitting.
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Push X Male
One end is shark bite ,the other end is threaded . I wrapped 3 times with Teflon tape . After shark bite pushed on Plex , the threaded end ,screw on shut off . Make sure without damaging Plex it is smooth and clean . Mine cleaned up real nice ,with would you believe simple green golf cleaner and a rag . Screw on flexible water connector . Pat
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Pat, good work. I'm surprised you don't seem to have same plumbing PEX lines as mine. If I had gotten back to you sooner I likely would have suggested pulling the toilet and replacing white PEX with a longer piece then adding a smaller nylon PEX valve on the other side. What you did looks better.
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Bought a crimper tool when I re-did our (home) shower plumbing and quickly learned that you need to have plenty of room to open and close the jaws on a 90 degree angle to get a good seal. Kind of tight quarters under the dinette bench seat, don't you think?
We do all our work with PEX and crimpers, and some of it is in really tight places, relying either on creative connecting, or multiple crimper. I have three I use. A regular large handled 1/2" and 3/4" crimper that does the bulk of the work. A short handled 1/2" crimper that gets into tighter spaces. The third is a basically a small one very similar to the one in this photo.



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