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Old 11-24-2011, 09:15 AM   #1
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Leaking 'T' on PEX line need bandaid idea


Discovered a 'T' that is cracked and I need to repair it today. But nobody is open on Thanksgiving, so how do I stop this leak without shutting the water off to the entire house? Can I duct tape it into submission for 24 hours?
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shane you can try anything you like if you don't have any parts to work with...shut off water drain lines and start taping do it as tight as possible...then turn water back on to see if you slowed it down,,,

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Thanks Ben, What should be my options for fittings when I repair this tomorrow?
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not sure what pex you have ...home depot, lowes have adapters and sharkbite fittings iam sure you can find something.....pics help...
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Thanks Ben ,
I threw down the $70 for Sharkbite clamps and Crimper and it was a snap! I won't need to use that tool very often but it sure made it easy for this application. And since all lines under my house are PEX I am sure this is not the last time I will use it.
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Thanks Ben ,
I threw down the $70 for Sharkbite clamps and Crimper and it was a snap! I won't need to use that tool very often but it sure made it easy for this application. And since all lines under my house are PEX I am sure this is not the last time I will use it.
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glad to here back from you was wondering how you made out sounds good glad to help.....

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