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Old 12-26-2013, 01:26 PM   #15
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I used the push-on fittings when I replumbed our Tradewind.. To allow closer connections and to save on fittings, under the kitchen sink I used a manifold made of 1/2" copper tubing fittings. This saved several fittings and made for a tidier installation.

I like the push on fittings because I often do things in stages to keep the trailer operational as much as possible. I will redo things slightly once more to add a hot water circulation pump. This will save water when boondocking, since we don't need to run the water to get it hot, and will help things from getting too cold in the winter.

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Old 12-26-2013, 04:12 PM   #16
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Before you start, draw a detailed diagram of the old plumbing. It's a great resource when you put things back together few days later.

They say three things happen to us as we get older. We lose our memory, and I can't remember what the other two were.
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Old 12-26-2013, 04:46 PM   #17
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I think one of the others is called MEMORY MUSCLE, it's where you do the same thing over and over( and expect different results).
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Old 12-26-2013, 06:39 PM   #18
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I think one of the others is called MEMORY MUSCLE, it's where you do the same thing over and over( and expect different results).

I thought that was INSANITY
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It is not an either/or decision for the fittings. The crimp is cheap, fast, effective. But if it is in a tight place or if you might want to take it apart later you can use the push together fittings in some places.
Before I discovered PEX and crimp fittings I used the sharkbite fittings on PVC to redo my broken water entry fitting. Its been fine for 8 years and a trip to Alaska.
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Old 12-26-2013, 07:49 PM   #20
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I thought that was INSANITY
maybe that was the third
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It is not an either/or decision for the fittings. The crimp is cheap, fast, effective. But if it is in a tight place or if you might want to take it apart later you can use the push together fittings in some places.
Before I discovered PEX and crimp fittings I used the sharkbite fittings on PVC to redo my broken water entry fitting. Its been fine for 8 years and a trip to Alaska.

Yes exactly... crimps are very cheap and easy.. push togethers are expensive but very practical in tight places.
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Old 12-27-2013, 09:23 PM   #22
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so hubby is thinking sharkbite push on fittings for ease of use in small cramped places. we dont have to worry to much about that memory issue since we have an identical argosy 73' sittiing in the back yard, well that and i took a TON of pictures!
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Old 12-27-2013, 09:49 PM   #23
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I redid the plumbing in our 71 Sovereign... wasn't too bad... used all crimp rings...was tons cheaper than push on connectors...
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