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  • #16
    Re: PEX problem

    Originally posted by NHMaster3015 View Post
    Nope, IPC does not address supply piping size under a slab. For that matter it allows 1 1/2 pvc under a slab also, which I believe is just plain stupid.
    But then...CMR still allows 1-1/2" laundries...go figure.

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    • #17
      Re: PEX problem

      I'm sure I'll catch he77 for this but you may consider using a Sharkbite fitting...

      "Okiebill will duck or dodge all insults hurled his way for this advice..."

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      • #18
        Re: PEX problem

        I like my idea better. DAMM YOU BURN IN HELL.
        Buy cheap, buy twice.

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        • #19
          Re: PEX problem

          That was funny.

          J.C.

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          • #20
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            • #21
              Re: PEX problem

              I sure do hope Rick read that and took notes.
              Buy cheap, buy twice.

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              • #22
                Re: PEX problem

                Gear is that pic from Afghanistan by chance?

                I keep (2) 1/2" and (2) 3/4" Sharkbites on the truck everytime I think of using one I just go ahead and do the job right

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                • #23
                  Re: PEX problem

                  Originally posted by OkieBill View Post
                  Gear is that pic from Afghanistan by chance?

                  I keep (2) 1/2" and (2) 3/4" Sharkbites on the truck everytime I think of using one I just go ahead and do the job right
                  http://www.ridgidforum.com/forum/sho...=10692&page=30

                  I'm the last one to critisize anyone about sharkbites. Quest is a huge problem here so I have to keep a good supply of sharkbites on the truck.
                  Buy cheap, buy twice.

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                  • #24
                    Re: PEX problem

                    Since we seem to have entered Hackville. How about 1/2" pex jammed into it and a hose clamp?

                    I can savage with the best of them.
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                    • #25
                      Re: PEX problem

                      Originally posted by NHMaster3015 View Post
                      Since we seem to have entered Hackville. How about 1/2" pex jammed into it and a hose clamp?

                      I can savage with the best of them.
                      Sad thing is, I have actually seen that.


                      ...the HACK repair didn't hold of course, that why I was there.
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                      • #26
                        Re: PEX problem

                        Originally posted by NHMaster3015 View Post
                        Since we seem to have entered Hackville. How about 1/2" pex jammed into it and a hose clamp?

                        I can savage with the best of them.
                        Make sure you shove a small piece of 1/2" od copper inside of the 1/2" to keep the pex from collapsing when you tighten up the hose clamp. Ohh and use silicone too then tape it up real good with electical tape and make sure you insulate it with armorflex! Done I shall Christen you a kitchen and bath contractor!!!!

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                        • #27
                          Re: PEX problem

                          Originally posted by Service Guy View Post
                          Sad thing is, I have actually seen that.


                          ...the HACK repair didn't hold of course, that why I was there.
                          He forgot the silicone I'll bet! either that or he didnt have any silicone and had to use caulk!

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                          • #28
                            Re: PEX problem

                            Originally posted by DUNBAR View Post
                            Yes indeed.



                            I'm slowly starting to see sharkbites mentioned as some are leaking on forum topics across the net.


                            I simply do not agree with a rubber O-ring and water pressure, with a fitting that's so crazy loose it's scary.
                            You've seen my posts about my thoughts of them for at least a year now on at least two forums...they're crap, crap, crappity crap!

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                            • #29
                              Re: PEX problem

                              I would shove caulking all over the copper, and inside the pex, shove the 1/2 pipe in, heat it with a torch until something happens, not sure what will happen, but joe the handyhack said something would happen, then when that something happens, go around a few times with duck tape, I heard this works well, same guy told me so, and then take some zip ties and hose clamps and get them real close toghther, wait a few hours and crank it on, if you have a leak, repeat the process, but this time, dump more cock down the pipe. try latex the second time.
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                              • #30
                                Re: PEX problem

                                Originally posted by wrench spinner View Post
                                He forgot the silicone I'll bet! either that or he didnt have any silicone and had to use caulk!


                                dude, you honestly read my mind, while I was posting, geeze
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                                Robert

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