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Old 01-31-2018, 01:31 PM   #1
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Pex connecter

I am going to replace my water filter with on that uses regular size filters. I do not have a pex clamp installer..What I need is a different way to make the connection. I believe I may have seen these at local R V store but can't find any online. I will check for sure next time I go over there . I am wondering if I really did see them or if it eas something else.
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Old 01-31-2018, 01:40 PM   #2
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SharkBite push-to-connecting fittings ... they're a bit expensive, but real easy to use. No expensive tools needed. Most good plumbing supply store will carry them.

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Old 01-31-2018, 01:49 PM   #3
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Try Oetiker clamp Pliers. They are not much more than a pair of long handled end nippers. You could probably do it with a set of diagonal cutters from both sides if you're clever!

https://www.amazon.com/Knipex-Tools-.../dp/B01I3H6UIC
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Thanks guys..I appreciate the help.
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Old 01-31-2018, 08:04 PM   #6
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Shark Bites from your local hardware store work fantastic. They cost more but you will only need a couple. They are easy to work with in tight spots, can be taken apart easily if you need to, and rarely fail once installed. I had a mobile RV repair guy once tell me that's all he uses now when doing plumbing repairs for people because he has that much confidence in them once he leaves the jobsite.
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Old 01-31-2018, 08:09 PM   #7
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Try Oetiker clamp Pliers. They are not much more than a pair of long handled end nippers. You could probably do it with a set of diagonal cutters from both sides if you're clever!

https://www.amazon.com/Knipex-Tools-.../dp/B01I3H6UIC
Unlilely to work - PEX clamps want a lot of force to set.
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Question on SB push.

Can you use those shark bytes push on with the white tubing that is used in may rigs or only safe with PEX> My rig has some PEX but mostly the white 150lb pressure tubing.
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Can you use those shark bytes push on with the white tubing that is used in may rigs or only safe with PEX> My rig has some PEX but mostly the white 150lb pressure tubing.
I would guess not, presuming that you're describing the flexible braided PVC tubing.
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Can you use those shark bytes push on with the white tubing that is used in may rigs or only safe with PEX> My rig has some PEX but mostly the white 150lb pressure tubing.
If you are talking about the white braided flexible tubing that johnbryanpeters is referencing... Shark Bites will not work on those.
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