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Old 02-22-2014, 02:41 PM   #15
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It looks like there is a larger area than expected where the copper pipe has expanded; therefore, I am going to cut out that area plus a little more. This is going to take out the copper T that I had hoped to avoid. Nonetheless, I will be replacing the copper with PEX and will use Sharkbite connectors to join the PEX and old copper. My thinking is that I can reuse the Sharkbites in the future (if I need them) after performing a wider scoped PEX changeover. This approach should allow me to get this leak taken care of relatively quick while beginning a PEX changeover and not have the immediate cost of the PEX tools. Any thoughts or recommendations as I will not start this until tomorrow evening at the earliest?
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Old 02-22-2014, 07:04 PM   #16
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Hi... I just wanted to say something on this subject... I just finished redoing the water lines in my Sovereign. I replaced all using PEX, I can't say enough about this stuff. Easy to use and leak proof, will most like out live me.. I also used pipe insulation from one end to the other on both lines. It's good to know that other people spent the day doing some TLC on their Airstreams..😃
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Old 02-22-2014, 07:11 PM   #17
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I feel confident in my decision; however, I wish I had a PDF of the water distribution layout.
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Old 02-23-2014, 04:47 AM   #18
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I feel confident in my decision; however, I wish I had a PDF of the water distribution layout.
It's called a "riser diagram." Not that it matters, particularly…
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Old 02-24-2014, 11:20 AM   #19
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I feel confident in my decision; however, I wish I had a PDF of the water distribution layout.
Here are some pics of what I'm attempting. I will be using Sharkbite connectors attaching the two pieces using PEX; however, I think I will have to cut out the TEE.
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How in the world am I to get to the stuff after the two drain valves?!?!

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Old 02-24-2014, 04:25 PM   #20
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Hi... I just wanted to say something on this subject... I just finished redoing the water lines in my Sovereign. I replaced all using PEX, I can't say enough about this stuff. Easy to use and leak proof, will most like out live me.. I also used pipe insulation from one end to the other on both lines. It's good to know that other people spent the day doing some TLC on their Airstreams..😃
Did you have to replace your pressure regulator? Mine is leaking bad! Not much room to get in there to work but I am making some headway in getting in out.
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Old 02-24-2014, 06:19 PM   #21
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Question on using the PLEX: I am in the process of replacing my plumbing with Snake Bite. Wonderful system - easy to use and no leaks, etc. Only problem I have is that the pipe comes in a roll and will not straighten out!
I have to push 2 runs behind my shower and I need it straight. Tried a heat gun and it helped a little, but still curved. Any suggestions?
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Old 02-24-2014, 06:54 PM   #22
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Have you pulled out the old stuff? You could tape one end if the PEX to the old stuff then use it to pull the PEX through. Or you could get a 10' section that's sold as a straight piece and use it as a pull for the coiled stuff by taping the ends.
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Old 02-25-2014, 05:18 PM   #23
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Thanks, didn't know you could buy it in straight lengths. Will start looking!
Thanks again!
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Old 02-25-2014, 05:38 PM   #24
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I bought a 10' stick of 1/2" and a 5' stick of 3/8" Sunday at Home Depot. Unfortunately, the sticks only come in white; however, I'm going to wrap my piping with insulation so white will do in my case. To differentiate the piping, I will put some red/blue electrical tape around the insulation.....at least that's my plan at this point.
I am trying to decide whether or not to remove the leaky regulator and not replace it since most places with "city" water is regulated already.
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Old 02-25-2014, 10:47 PM   #25
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IMO when you go to all PEX you won't need a regulator, I didn't use one.
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