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Old 01-03-2016, 07:52 PM   #31
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Old 01-03-2016, 08:01 PM   #32
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My how history repeats itself. We just went for a walk and when we came back, I noticed water dripping from the rear corner of the camper. Traced it back to the lines that supply the outdoor kitchen with water. Fortunately, it's fairly easily accessible.

I am fairly positive that I still have hose clamps from last time (from this thread). Hopefully! There isn't a hardware store for 45-60 minutes in any direction from here.

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Old 01-03-2016, 08:19 PM   #33
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They leak because the braided white tubing was never designed to go on PEX fittings. The ID of the braided tubing is too large for a tight fit on PEX fittings.
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Old 01-03-2016, 08:22 PM   #34
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Well, the good news is that I have hose clamps. They worked before, so hopefully will work again.

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Shut the water off and bypassed the water heater (since the leak was on the HW side). I then ran the faucet in the outdoor kitchen to strive for empty water lines.

As before, getting the old clamp off was a mother ducker. This time, I was able to mangle it with tinsnips until it came off.

The screw on hose clamp worked just fine on my first try. I have it wrapped in toilet paper now to check it after a bit (the kids went to bed shortly after I finished up, so I'll check it in the morning).
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Shut the water off and bypassed the water heater (since the leak was on the HW side). I then ran the faucet in the outdoor kitchen to strive for empty water lines.

As before, getting the old clamp off was a mother ducker. This time, I was able to mangle it with tinsnips until it came off.

The screw on hose clamp worked just fine on my first try. I have it wrapped in toilet paper now to check it after a bit (the kids went to bed shortly after I finished up, so I'll check it in the morning).
Next time your at a hardware store buy some brass 90 degrees so you can tighten them down tight with out distortion to the 90.
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Well, the good news is that I have hose clamps. They worked before, so hopefully will work again.

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I think you will have better luck with screw clamps on the white braided as opposed to the cinch clamps. The reason is the cinch clamps are designed for a specific tubing size mated with the proper fitting and the PEX tubing and fitting are the correct combination for those clamps. Good luck in your repair and your travels!
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Looks like (Worm Drive) clamps are in the Bag! Youroo!!
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Old 01-12-2016, 08:08 AM   #39
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Well crude, I should have replaced both cinch clamps back there apparently. It wasn't days later that the cold line started to leak. Replaced that one last night.
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Well crude, I should have replaced both cinch clamps back there apparently. It wasn't days later that the cold line started to leak. Replaced that one last night.
I don't mean to highjack ependydad, but I have to say I love to read your honest posts of your great adventure...
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