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Old 08-03-2006, 08:54 PM   #15
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So far so good

I've had the fittings in for 14 months and 12,000 miles with no problem. Whenever I can , I like to use anything marine that will work on my trailer. To me it seems like the boating industry (especially the higher end boats) use the best quality of part that they can find so that it will stand up to a harsh environment and lots of vibration.

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Old 01-26-2007, 06:37 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Dano57
As I enter week 3 of Airstream ownership I have decided to repair a couple of leaks in the water system by re-plumbing the entire system. I am going to go PEX but can't decide whether to go crimp or use the fittings by Flair-It. What are your opinions?

I guess from what I understand there are 2 different crimping systems, the black crimp ring and the Oetiker stainless steal Crimp ring, so what are the pros and cons?

If fittings are the way to go should I use the white Flair-IT or the black Flair-It Plus?

So many questions....

You should check out shark-bite fittings they will not crack with all of the viberations.

Beth and/or David

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Old 01-27-2007, 11:55 AM   #17
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Compression all the way

Like many others here I am redoing entire A/S (69 LY) with red and blue pex. If you have room the Big Orange Box's grey quest compression fittings work great. I like the ability to slowly put it togeather and make adjustments as I go. In other word I almost never get it right the first time. The pvc compressions are forgiving to use and easy. one point don't over tighten that can cuase problems. Good luck


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