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Old 02-27-2020, 03:23 PM   #1
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Leaking pex connection

So Iím not good at plumbing and have never messed with pex so I decided to have a mobile repair guy come take a look and heís talking about replacing the whole shower mixing valve but I think itís just the elbow. Iím working 72 hours a week on night shift so I donít have a lot of options. Would a sharkbite fitting be my best option? I canít seem to find a 3/8s to 1/2Ē male fitting sold by Home Depot though.
I think I need this but opposite? Assuming the valve is 1/2Ē female?

1/2 in. Push-to-Connect x 3/8 in. MIP Brass 90-Degree Dishwasher Elbow Fitting

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Old 02-28-2020, 05:26 PM   #2
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So apparently 3/8” pex is not common at most stores ��

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Old 02-28-2020, 09:28 PM   #3
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That sure looks like polybutyl pipe and fittings. Whole different pipe than pex. Same OD but different ID and not compatable. Shark bite makes a pex to poly transition fitting.
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