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Darryl&Rita

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Posted: 03/27/20 08:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When our rig was built, the plant was stocked with cross-linked vinyl tubing for flexible connections. Unfortunately, they seemed to be out of barbed fittings for the connections. They used typical PEX fittings, and clamps. Leaks randomly appeared throughout. The first few I changed replaced the crimp rings with gear clamps. This solved the problem, short term, but I eventually changed out every brass fitting that had vinyl connected to it.


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Posted: 03/27/20 09:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hose clamps are for rubber engine radiator hoses, not house plumbing.


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Vinyl tubing is for fish tanks, not pressurized plumbing.

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There is flexible hose that is rated for pressure. I have it in my 5th wheel and found replacement hose at Ace Hardware.

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Reinforced vinyl tubing is most certainly used for portable water plumbing. Both in RVs and boats.


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Posted: 03/30/20 01:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

HydroMaxx Flexible Non Toxic Clear High Pressure, Reinforced, PVC Braided Vinyl Tubing is rated 150 PSI





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I had issues replumbing some of my lines with the braided PEX. Soaking the end in some hot water for a few minutes makes it very flexible for a bit.


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