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Old 05-21-2013, 08:55 AM   #1
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Water tube valve replacement

I'm looking for info on replacing a valve that is in line coming from my water heater (hot side) to the cold side. It is leaking when switched to on and the water tubes aren't the type you can just un clip and replace. It almost looks as if you have to replace the whole water tube assembly. Any ideas? Thanks.
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:00 AM   #2
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Welcome to the world of PEX.

I would buy a section of PEX tubing, a tubing cutter, and an assortment of Sharkbite (style) fittings.

SharkBite® Push-Fit Products | Cash Acme | Cut. Push. Done.

Just clip out the leaker and push the cut ends into the new valve.
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Of course you can also use the crimp connection like a real plumber would, but the crimping tool is a bit expensive. All of this stuff is available at your favorite home repair store.
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Of course you can also use the crimp connection like a real plumber would, but the crimping tool is a bit expensive. All of this stuff is available at your favorite home repair store.


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Old 05-21-2013, 10:36 PM   #5
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Thanks. Found everything I needed at Lowes.
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