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Old 08-03-2020, 05:43 PM   #1
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What type of tubing is this?

I plan on bypassing my interior water filter and wondering what type of tubing this is. I want to keep the option for the filter if I decide to use it again. Is it some type of braided PVC? I can't tell from the marking on the tubing and pex is new to me and still learning. TIA

Edit: I do not want to disassemble the filter and put a line between the connections due to location and how it is mounted. It is way easier to add 2 bypass valves and small section of tubing.

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Old 08-03-2020, 06:07 PM   #2
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It's Ĺ" braided PVC tubing. Big box home improvement stores carry it, as well as plenty of online places.
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Old 08-03-2020, 10:40 PM   #3
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Appreciate it!
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Any recommendations on how to get this Sharkbite 1/2" clamp over this 1/2" ID PVC tubing, or do I need to use a different method? Somehow FR was able to squeeze them on. I've never done PEX before but seems easy enough.

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first if it won't slide over it it's the wrong size. is this a pressure line? if not just push it over the barbs if it's tight should be ok
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I'm going to set up a bypass of the interior water filter, so it's coming from city or fresh water tank.

FR used 1/2" braided PVC tubing so that's what I got along with 1/2" clamps. I understand there is ID and OD just not sure how it's done with sharkbite fittings.

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You need a crimping tool. There are 2 types. The one you have and a round ring type. Rent at home depot. They have the rings . 25 in a bag "to many" but that is what is available.I have used the ring type ,comes with 3 different settings, squeeze- light ,med,hard. med worked for me. Google will show video how to do it. Tool costs 60.00 so just rent one.
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So you are saying the 1/2" round ring type will fit? I've already got the crimping tool for the clamp shown above. I just can't get the clamp through the tubing it is too tight.
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You need a 5/8" clamp to go over that tubing. Your crimper will still work on 5/8" clamps.
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That is just 1/2" water hose like you buy in the role at the rv store correct? A hose clamp will work
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Old 09-05-2020, 08:15 PM   #11
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So you are saying the 1/2" round ring type will fit? I've already got the crimping tool for the clamp shown above. I just can't get the clamp through the tubing it is too tight.
Depending on the brand of 1/2" clamp you use will make a difference . apollo , pex , shark bite . some are just slightly larger and slip right over that tubing . the others are just a bugger to get on .
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Update: I picked up some 5/8 inch cinch clamps off amazon and decided to try them out on a shut off valve I want to install on my toilet first as it is easier to reach. I cut the line and immediately noticed the ID of the tubing was not the same as what I bought from Ace, seemed a little larger, and the OD slightly smaller. I put the 5/8 cinch clamp on, clamped it down on the ball valve and it fell off lol. I tried the 1/2 clamp and it was something else to get on but eventually was able to and good to go.

There must be some different type of tubing than what I bought that FR used because I will never get a 1/2 clamp on this tubing I purchased, even though both are 1/2 inch ID PVC. My search continues for similar tubing. I have bought two different brands now.

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