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Old 05-05-2010, 10:35 AM   #1
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Water Line Material Question

I had a realization earlier this year that the H2O lines in my 5th whl look very much like the PEX H2O lines you can plumb your home this right? If so, how many of you fellow RV owners carry spare fittings, pipe, and the special tools along for the ride? Any suggestions on what to keep in the tool box for emergency repairs?

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Old 05-05-2010, 01:40 PM   #2
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If the water lines are red and blue, they are PLEX. After being here over a year and a half, they give little trouble, just don't let them freeze. My old camper I kept plastic tubing and screw clamps for emergency, along with a flaring tool, but it was plumbed with copper tubing. Home depot carries a "sharkbite" style fitting that requires no special tools, may have some repair stuff in the size you need to build a repair kit, if it makes you feel better.

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Old 05-06-2010, 12:24 AM   #3
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Sharkbites and a cutter are all you need.
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And if you have a pocket knife the cutter is optional.
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Old 05-06-2010, 06:32 AM   #5
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OK, figured it out 1/2" . I also noticed that Home Depot in Canada also carries the WATTS QuickConnect line - more or less the same, but they are made of plastic - may be lighter.

What's the typical size for these little Sharkbites ?

I need to install my accumulator and my trailer is still in storage... 1/2 inch ?


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All you need to know about sharkbites.
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Old 05-06-2010, 03:04 PM   #7
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Sharkbite connectors work great! Very easy to use.
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Old 05-07-2010, 08:17 AM   #8
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The normal size used in most RV's is 1/2" id, and 5/8" od.

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