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Old 01-22-2012, 07:25 PM   #1
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I installed a new sink today in my bathroom; well ALMOST. Anyway, I hooke up the water lines Hot and cold to the faucet. I used Teflon tape, guided the fitting in so as not to cross the threads. So I turn the water back on, and lo and behold, the cold side is leaking. I removed and reattached the line, turned the water back on, and it's still leakking. Looks like the fitting may have shot craps (Supply line) as ite water is dripping from th e"back" of the fitting. I guess what I have is this PEX type tubing? Anyway, I am thinking I will have to replace the fitting, question here is, how and what do I need and how do I crimp it?
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Is the leak before or after the sinks shut off valve?

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Looks like the fitting may have shot craps (Supply line)

Sounds like a cross-connection to me.




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I can't get this stupid thing into the DIY site to SEND it. Anyone wanna give me their direct email? I can send it that way. tx
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For one thing Pex, flared, or compression fittings do use tape or dope.
If the incoming line is gray then it's Quest not Pex and it all needs to all come out.
The was class action sites againt them years ago because it will leak at some point.
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For one thing Pex, flared, or compression fittings do use tape or dope.
If the incoming line is gray then it's Quest not Pex and it all needs to all come out.
The was class action sites againt them years ago because it will leak at some point.
I thought that lawsuit was with the fittings on polybutylene?

This stuff here:
http://tlcpro.files.wordpress.com/2007/07/dscn0713.jpg
http://www.spencerclass.com/pipe2.jpg

http://www.polybutylenelawsuit.com/
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For one thing Pex, flared, or compression fittings do use tape or dope.
If the incoming line is gray then it's Quest not Pex and it all needs to all come out.
The was class action sites againt them years ago because it will leak at some point.
I thought that lawsuit was with polybutylene ? hmm

http://www.polybutylenelawsuit.com/

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I thought that lawsuit was with the fittings on polybutylene?

This stuff here:
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http://www.spencerclass.com/pipe2.jpg
The pictures you linked says QEST right on it.

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