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motc777

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Posted: 11/08/18 09:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a Suburban Hot Water Heater. The T-Connector on the back is leaking. Now, I unscrewed it and put some pipe tape on there, but what I found out is that as you look at this picture, the end that connects to the elbow on the back of the hot water heater tank, the inside seal is falling out.

I want to replace this T-connector, but for the life of me, I cannot find it online. I don't even know if I am searching the right thing. As you can tell, it's threaded on the left, the bottom, but on the side that connects to the elbow, the actual connector is fixed to the Tee. Help!

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Posted: 11/08/18 09:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Search 'Flair-it' fittings

https://www.completemobilehomesupply.com/Flair_It_Fittings_s/25.htm


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Posted: 11/08/18 11:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Or ....
Take the old seal to an ACE Hardware and get a replacement seal


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Old-Biscuit wrote:

Or ....
Take the old seal to an ACE Hardware and get a replacement seal


Ditto or one of the big box hardware stores. I doubt those plastic fittings seal on the thread so teflon tape is probably not effective.


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This is what you need. Doug

https://www.rvplus.com/flair-it-santopre........R9N_H3gIVCMJkCh0dWgnJEAQYASABEgKhe_D_BwE

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If you had ask this a month ago.> i'd not know what to tell you

That is a FLAIR it Connector for PEX any decent RV store should have (The better ones) I know General RV does.

https://flairit.com/

T-Fitting

NOTE the T fitting I linked to may be the wrong one.

Rachel (The RV GIRL) just put one in my plumbing

She slipped the NUT over the pex.

Then she used a special tool to slightly Enlarge (Flair) the end of the pex

THen shoved it onto the T and tightened it down. Job done. No leak.


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Posted: 11/09/18 11:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That fitting is there in first link given to you.

Flair-It 1/2" Swivel by 1/2" by 1/2" Tee

Connect a 1/2" male threaded pipe to 1/2" PEX or Polybutylene tubing, with another 1/2" tube teed perpendicularly with the Flair-It half-swivel-half-half tee compression fitting.
Flair-It 1/2" Swivel by 1/2" by 1/2" Tee

1/2" female connection and 1/2" cone tube connection on opposite ends
1/2" cone tube connection on the top
Flair-It Half Swivel by Half by Half Tee Shipping and Delivery

CompleteMH delivers the half swivel by half by half inch tee from our warehouse directly to your door. For shipping rates to your location, add the mobile home half swivel by half by half inch tee to your Cart, enter your zip code, and click Recalculate. Choose Ground or Expedited delivery depending on your needs, and we'll get your order shipped right away!
Flair-It 1/2" Swivel to 1/2" to 1/2" Tee Price Match Guarantee

Complete Mobile Home Supply proudly offers the lowest prices on thousands of parts in stock including this 1/2" swivel to 1/2" to 1/2" tee. Customers repeatedly choose CompleteMH because of our industry-leading expertise and customer service, in addition to our low prices and great value. If you find another retailer with a lower price on this manufactured home 1/2" swivel to 1/2" to 1/2" tee, contact us and we'll be glad to match it! Conditions on price match:


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Z-Peller wrote:

That fitting is there in first link given to you.

Flair-It 1/2" Swivel by 1/2" by 1/2" Tee

Connect a 1/2" male threaded pipe to 1/2" PEX or Polybutylene tubing, with another 1/2" tube teed perpendicularly with the Flair-It half-swivel-half-half tee compression fitting.
Flair-It 1/2" Swivel by 1/2" by 1/2" Tee

1/2" female connection and 1/2" cone tube connection on opposite ends
1/2" cone tube connection on the top
Flair-It Half Swivel by Half by Half Tee Shipping and Delivery

CompleteMH delivers the half swivel by half by half inch tee from our warehouse directly to your door. For shipping rates to your location, add the mobile home half swivel by half by half inch tee to your Cart, enter your zip code, and click Recalculate. Choose Ground or Expedited delivery depending on your needs, and we'll get your order shipped right away!
Flair-It 1/2" Swivel to 1/2" to 1/2" Tee Price Match Guarantee

Complete Mobile Home Supply proudly offers the lowest prices on thousands of parts in stock including this 1/2" swivel to 1/2" to 1/2" tee. Customers repeatedly choose CompleteMH because of our industry-leading expertise and customer service, in addition to our low prices and great value. If you find another retailer with a lower price on this manufactured home 1/2" swivel to 1/2" to 1/2" tee, contact us and we'll be glad to match it! Conditions on price match:


https://www.completemobilehomesupply.com........lf_Swivel_Half_Half_Tee_p/flairit142.htm


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Posted: 11/09/18 03:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

1/2 inch saniprene seal 10 pk $4.25.

I keep a couple spares in my plumbing spare parts box. Came in handy when I had to keep disconnecting and reconnecting a flair-it swivel connection when I had a plumbing problem. I wound up damaging the seal.

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