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beaubeau

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Posted: 04/08/22 03:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi. All 3 of these valves are leaking.
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https://ibb.co/9tky4wT

I cut 1 out and bought a SharkBite PEX valve.
Apparently the lines look like (to me) PEX, but it’s not quite PEX.
The PEX rings just wad up the line, like this:
[image]
https://ibb.co/hYd0GgF


Any ideas?

Thanks a lot.


Chip & Nancy (and our 3 Shelties and 3 Cavaliers). 2008 Allegro Open Road Freightliner.

enblethen

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Posted: 04/08/22 03:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Second photo shows a compression ring quite possible the wrong size.


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MountainAir05

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Posted: 04/08/22 04:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Second photo the ring was not put on with the correct tool

beaubeau

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Posted: 04/08/22 05:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I think you’re right! I think I used the 3/8 die for 1/2” line, thank you!!

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Posted: 04/08/22 05:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use this type PEX crimps
Inexpensive tool! Use same style on my sprinkler system.
Push to fit fittings are also good. Sharkbite is one brand but little higher in price.

johntank

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Posted: 04/09/22 09:30am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I don't know what size tubing you have, but it looks looks like you used a 3/8" fitting when you need a 1/2" fitting.

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