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Old 06-03-2006, 06:18 PM   #1
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Help! 1/2 x 3/8 x 3/8 push fitting

Found one water leak in my 1980 Caravelle. A pex t-fitting which is 1/2 x 3/8 x3/8 is broke. I've spent all day trying to find a push fitting but no luck. No room to use the crimping tool--any help would be appreciated! Does anyone make a T push fitting so I can keep this simple?
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Old 06-03-2006, 09:31 PM   #2
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I was at my local Lowes a few days ago and they have just what you are looking for. I also stock them for repair work where the access is restricted. They are made by Sea-Tech and work very well!
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Old 06-04-2006, 12:03 AM   #3
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Lowes in Coeur dalene, Idaho, does not have the right one, I am searching online to see if I can order them. Your right, once I find the source I am buying extras so when I am in the Wilds of Montana I'll survive! Thanks, Don
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If you can't find them let me know and I'll send you one!
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Lew, Home Depot will let you use the crimp tool free if you buy the pex fittings from them. So after three trips to Lowes and HT Today I got two leaks fixed but two more showed up. The new ones are 1/2x1/2x1/2 and Lowes have that Sea Tech size here.Thanks for your help, I'll let you know when I am done and which ones I'd like to have for spares. Don
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Lew, Home Depot will let you use the crimp tool free if you buy the pex fittings from them. So after three trips to Lowes and HT Today I got two leaks fixed but two more showed up. The new ones are 1/2x1/2x1/2 and Lowes have that Sea Tech size here.Thanks for your help, I'll let you know when I am done and which ones I'd like to have for spares. Don
Glad that you are getting a hold of the problems. Let me know if I can get any of those hard to find sizes for you. BTW, the Sea-Tech fittings are great because they work with everything, CPVC, copper and PEX.....even all in the same system!!
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glad to hear that Lowe's is carrying these.

I was looking for them a few weeks ago...both house and trailer projects in mind...but I couldn't find them anywhere. Heard about them here, of course...probably from the Lewster.

I saw in both HD and Lowe's that they're stocking some plastic push-on fittings, made by "Watts". They're in the display board with all the other Watts fittings. but they don't say "SeaTech®" on them...and they only come in small sizes. 3/8ths and below. don't know what these would be meant for, but anyway...

then in Lowes, I spotted a "SeaTech®" poster hangning from one of the shelves. basically, a laminated brochure. Same document that is found on their website. but no "SeaTech®" fittings to be found anywhere. and of course, no plumbing department person within a square mile to ask. so I figured that they must be "coming soon"....

"SeaTech" was actually aquired by Watts, but they're keeping the brand seperate.
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Lew, I might take you up on getting some of the harder T sizes. I am going on a business Trip to Boise and Missoula . I'll check those Lowes stores for the sizes but if not I want to have some spares for my Glacier Trips. Thanks Again, Don
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