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Old 08-03-2020, 12:33 PM   #1
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Exclamation Cracked Copper-to-"Pex" Coupling

Hi there AS'ers!

JUST brought our new pride & joy "Pearl" home = 1976 Sovereign LY 31"

Maiden voyage we flicked on the water pump from our freshly filled water tank and water started pouring out of the roadside of the frame.

Found this on the floor in our closet where the water pump send it's copper line up through the floor.

I just need some help on which "Brand" or standard of coupling this is. I don't think its official "Pex" or SharkBite but I'm not sure.

Any of you vets know what terms I should be hunting to find my replacement?

Any other pointers for this obvious tight/complex Copper/Floorboard juncture? Should I go further up-stream with Pex to the water pump if possible to avoid this problem area going forward into the future?
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Old 08-03-2020, 08:41 PM   #2
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You need a brass SharkBite 90deg 1/2 x 1/2 (measure, though, could be 3/8”) should be labeled fro bot PEX and copper.

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Old 08-04-2020, 12:04 PM   #3
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Ok. SharkBite branded. Wanted to make sure I was on the right track. Thanks!
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