I gonna get a rash of junk over this......rip that crap out and install copper!!!!!!!!
type L ..... above ground and type K under for your manifolds.....
30+ years as a plumber
6 years in the Air Force
use a proper pex coupling and crimp rings. Copper is best, but most cannot afford to do a house that way anymore, or more accurately cannot get the job when bidding against other contractors using pex. Just the sad reality of the new world we are living in. That said, stay far away from any kind of sharkbite solutions.
It's fun to read these old debate threads about pex vs copper. In new construction pex is king and there is no arguing about it, it's just a fact. Just like propress is the future for copper repairs and installation. I said a long time ago either you stay up to date and evolve or you will fall behind. I've always been one to learn new things and stay up to date. I read all I can can, take classes when I can, and learn learn learn! Over the past few years I've watched the stubborn refuse to evolve, I've also watched them go out of business and complain about there not being enough work.
Yes it's fun to go back and read the old debates, they crack me up too! It's business, nothing else.
Yea that pex stuff is a no go out here but i have used it in parts of indiana (gary, lowell cedar lske and hobart)& and dont see it catching on anytime soon in chicago anyb5ime woon but I would think if it was a pinhole you would be gettingz a lot more than just a drip.My guess would be its leaking from a higher point or a fitting and its settling there because of the bellies in pex and thats its lowest point.Id inv3stigate it a little more Before u do anything.
Gotta know which pex , uponor is expandable the others use external rings . Not really interchangeable ...