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Old 02-13-2014, 01:57 PM   #1
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Old 02-13-2014, 02:36 PM   #2
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Looks to me that the metal pipe fitting could be separated and it is a union connection. The plastic pipe could be cut and a coupling added with a pipe and female pipe thread piece added to duplicate what is there now. Shouldn't be to bad of a fix.
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I can't tell if the piping above the fitting is cpvc or copper.

I don't like cpvc especially in a trailer because it does not take the vibrations and movement very well. I would remove the cpvc and install Pex where it is easy to do so.

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Dan, I have heard a few negatives concerning Pex, I take it you haven't had much problems with it? I'm new to trailering so I definitely fit the bill as a "green horn", so any advice is welcomed!
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Looks to me that the metal pipe fitting could be separated and it is a union connection. The plastic pipe could be cut and a coupling added with a pipe and female pipe thread piece added to duplicate what is there now. Shouldn't be to bad of a fix.
I bought a 1/2" coupler device that I could simply slip over the copper on one end and the CPVC at the other end then tighten both ends as there are rubber "grommets" in each end. However, I ran into two problems: 1. I was told this was 1/2" (it looks to be 3/8") and 2. I was told that there was no fittings where the break was located.
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I am a home inspector and am not aware of any negative comments about Pex. It is the best material for a trailer IMHO.

1/2" piping has 1/2 id and 5/8 od.

Take some good photos of the problem area and take to the plumbing shop.

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Need to repair water line, suggestions?

I was skeptical, but after investigating and running all pex in my trailer I am sold on it.

Easy to instal and robust.

I am about sure that if I had used PVC in my build, it probably would not have fared so well last week in very cold west Texas.

As for the op's dilemma with the coupling, the problem with is inside diameter measurement v . Outside diameter measurement, but you might be lucky enough that the coupler might seal.
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