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Old 03-01-2022, 08:13 AM   #1
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choosing fitting for repair

Discovered a water leak above hot water heater at a T connection. Very limited space is going to require a use of a Shark Bite style connector, which Home Depot shows they carry. Don't see any other method of making the repair, don't have room for a crimping tool. Looks like I'm off to Home Depot, need to get my water going again. If any suggestions or advice on the repair/choice let me know, kinda stuck for options
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Old 03-01-2022, 10:36 AM   #2
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I haven't used the Shark Bite fittings on my AS yet, but they work well on the pex tubing on my house. That's what I would use.
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Old 03-01-2022, 10:51 AM   #3
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If you use the Shark Bite fittings you'll have to make sure you clean all the crud off those pipes, and also make sure that there are no defects/deep scratches/etc or you may not get a good seal. Those fittings rely on an O-ring to make the seal, and if that O-ring hits a damaged part of the pipe it will leak.

Possibly it would be worth a try with a brass barbed fitting and some good quality hose clamps.
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