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Old 01-12-2016, 10:59 AM   #41
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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.

Exactly. To my knowledge there is no fitting made that is pex/barbed. They would have to use pex to threaded and then threaded to barbed.

Since they have a hard enough time getting any connections not to leak, adding more into the mix is most likely not a good idea.

Its just plumbing done by Shoemakers. Carry lots of clamps.

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Old 01-12-2016, 11:29 AM   #42
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You are correct in saying there is no PEX to barbed fittings made. I looked hard before converting to all PEX. It took some work but now have a leak free camper!


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Old 01-12-2016, 12:16 PM   #43
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There are braided steel flex hoses with PEX push-in connectors
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