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depdawg

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Posted: 01/26/10 08:45pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Where can I purchase the plastic line and fittings used in campers for fresh water? This is for a a Jayco. Also what is the size of the lines?

I'm hoping they can be obtained at a Lowe's or hardware store......


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Posted: 01/26/10 09:04pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You should be able to get the pipe from ace hardware.
Go here for fittings: http://www.dan-marc.com/rv-parts-plumbing-pextite.html


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Posted: 01/26/10 09:32pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The water lines should be 1/2", the size should be printed on the lines themselves.


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depdawg wrote:

Where can I purchase the plastic line and fittings used in campers for fresh water? This is for a a Jayco. Also what is the size of the lines?

I'm hoping they can be obtained at a Lowe's or hardware store......

Lowe's will carry all the PEX tubing, fittings, and crimp supplies you will need.

Do not use the Pinch clamps on fittings:


Instead use crimp rings.


The Crimp Tool is a little spendy, but worth the investment.

Here's a pretty good PEX repair guide. The stuff is easy to work with once you're used to it.

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Im an RV parts dealer and here's my humble opinion.... It is getting harder to find anyone who uses crimp fittings anymore. Pex slip on fittings are what most repair shops are switching to nowdays, and we sell a ton. They will fit most rv lines as well and are available at most rv parts stores now. They come in almost any configuration in seval sizes from 3/8 to 1/2 and so on. They are easy to install yourself and require only cutting the line cleanly with a plastic tubing cutter, then slipping the fitting on and pressing firmly to seat the seal ring inside. Just thought this may save you some searching, some time, money and labor at a repair shop!

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I've been using the pinch clamps with PEX for quite some time without a problem. The crimp tool I bought at Lowes pinches all sizes and I paid $29 for it. Tools for the copper rings are size specific. Just be sure you keep the tool adjusted properly with the gauge that comes with the tool.

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Posted: 01/27/10 04:15am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Another option is the plumbing used for lawn irrigation systems. It's adjacent to the plumbing dept. at Lowes. I've also used garden hose repair parts for emergencies.


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Posted: 01/27/10 06:04am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for all the replies. Now that I know the name of the tubing that helps tremendously.

I did a quick search on the Lowe's website for PEX tubing.

The line I am working on is a clear piece of plastic piping. It goes from a clear supply line to the outside shower, on the hot water side. I did not see the same type tubing on the Lowe's site but if I am understanding everyone if it is the same size it will work. It is only a piece a few inches long.

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Posted: 01/27/10 07:13am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Unless you plan on doing a lot of PEX plumbing don't bother with the crimp fittings and tool. ACE Hardware and many home improvement stores sell Flair-It and Shark Bite fittings for making PEX connections without special tools.

I have never seen clear PEX so the line you are looking at might be vinyl but you should be able replace it with PEX. Seeing that it is a hot water line I do not think vinyl is the right type to use.

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I would echo the slip-on pex fittings. Yes the clamp ring fittings work but I have two issues with then. The connectors themselves are copper which corrode. I had one blow out on my water heater in the house after only 6yrs. Second when you see one of the crimping tools you will understand my point here. They are about the size of a pair of bolt cutters. I don't know about your RV but not many places in my rig I could even get these on the lines much less have room to swing the handles.

So much has changed with plumbing over the years it's quite simple to make repairs today. Years back you had to put copper to copper, pvc to pvc. Now a days they have fittings that will just about allow connecting most any two types of material. Just make sure the fitting is the correct size for each line going in it and you should be fine.

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