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Old 10-21-2011, 11:24 AM   #1
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Pex fitting leak - toilet supply line

Hi all...

I have a very tiny leak in my toilet supply line at the right angle fitting just behind my toilet before my shut off valve.

I replaced the toilet flush valve (which also leaked) and when doing created this other leak (may have loosed the crimp).

It kind of a tight space behind the toilet, but can I just re-crimp at the site of the leak?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 10-21-2011, 06:01 PM   #2
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I'd give it a try. But in case that doesn't work try Sharkbite fittings.
Recently I replaced my toilet and found that the Sharkbite brand fittings are easy to use in tight spots instead of pex. I got mine at Home Depot.
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Old 10-21-2011, 06:25 PM   #3
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I'd give it a try. But in case that doesn't work try Sharkbite fittings.
Recently I replaced my toilet and found that the Sharkbite brand fittings are easy to use in tight spots instead of pex. I got mine at Home Depot.
X2 for Sharbite fittings. If you have a tight spot to reach or don't have access to crimpers and only have a few connections to make Sharkbit is great. I used them when I changed out my water heater. They made the job much easier.
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Old 10-21-2011, 06:33 PM   #4
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Thanks, I think I'll give Sharkbite a try.
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:36 PM   #5
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hmmm i have the exact same thing.. just started a new thread on this very subject... guess i will have to check out sharkbite
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A word of caution on the sharkbite. The PEX has to be cut clean and square or they will leak. If its a tight place to get at, take extra time to do it right.
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hmmm i have the exact same thing.. just started a new thread on this very subject... guess i will have to check out sharkbite
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I use one of those cutters made for PVC pipe on PEX - works great, and makes for a clean, square cut. Another thing that can cause leaks is not seating the PEX all the way into the fittings. Avoid short straight runs between fixed points for this reason; it's too hard to flex the PEX properly when it is long enough to go all the way into the fittings.

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Just to close this out, I went with Sharkbite as suggested. It works great especially in the tight space I had.

Thanks all!!!
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Any place hard to get at and for all faucet and fixture connections I use flexible braided stainless steel hose.

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I got everything I needed, including connections from PEX to various risers, from the Ace hardware store in Taos. Just get to know the folks in the plumbing section: Many are tinkerers themselves and know their product lines well.

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