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Old 04-13-2013, 10:20 AM   #1
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Headed out today to dewinterize and get ready for the spring camping season. All went well till I tried to turn one of the two valves to un-bypass my water heater. It seems as if something internal must of broke and the shaft turns ( kind of wobbily ) but no water will flow thru it.

My question is... what do they call this style of tubing and connectors. It looks like a plastic tube is held onto each of the fittings with some sort of compressed metal ring or clamp. I have looked on some websites and have not seen a pictures of this style. Maybe I am just not using the correct keywords in my search.

Any help would be appreciated.

My trailer is a 2011 zinger 19rd
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Old 04-13-2013, 10:56 AM   #2
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It's called Pex tubing.
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Old 04-13-2013, 11:16 AM   #3
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Lowes has a good selection

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Old 04-13-2013, 11:37 AM   #4
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I have every type of plumbing ever invented in my house BUT pex. Looks like I will have to go tool shopping tomorrow. Time to join the 21stcentury.
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Bdewitt,

You will find that the tool to put the clamps on the pex is fairly costly. If you only need to make a couple of repairs, shark bite fittings work well. But do not buy the off brand take offs of shark bites. they are not any good.
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Old 04-15-2013, 01:12 AM   #6
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You will find that the tool to put the clamps on the pex is fairly costly. If you only need to make a couple of repairs, shark bite fittings work well. But do not buy the off brand take offs of shark bites. they are not any good.
Concreteman is correct the fitting you are looking for is probably the SHARK BITE
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Bdewitt,

You will find that the tool to put the clamps on the pex is fairly costly. If you only need to make a couple of repairs, shark bite fittings work well. But do not buy the off brand take offs of shark bites. they are not any good.
Home Depot has a crimp tool for pex that is reasonable and works great for the Saturday plumber.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/t/2023700...6#.UWwTZkqRcg4
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