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Edd505

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Posted: 11/18/18 09:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator



Wish I would have had that link when I was working on a leaking marine shower.


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Honestly I would replace with a sharkbite/gatorbite fitting but the OP seemed to want the same like item. sharkbite would probably need more work and possibly replace some of the pex. Flair-it does generally work well.


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My local trailer place has all these parts in stock and not expensive....head to your local trailer guy.


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motc777 wrote:

Thanks for all the help guys. Got a new one on the way!


Well I got the new part in but it didn’t come with the rubber washer/grommet. The one I have upon closer inspection is ripped more than halfway on the base. This is really the source of the leak. The tee itself is fine.

So I have looked high and low for a tapered washer but finally found what I hope will work. I’ll report back but I can tell you this, that it would have made things so much easier if they would have used shark bite fittings on this Pex pipe. What they are using here is inefficient and frankly stupid.


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Wish I would have had that link when I was working on a leaking marine shower.


I place two separate orders online with them and twice the money showed as pending withdrawal, but twice the money wouldn’t fully withdraw from it. I never got the parts either. I eventually had to order from Amazon.

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motc777 wrote:


Well I got the new part in but it didn’t come with the rubber washer/grommet. The one I have upon closer inspection is ripped more than halfway on the base. This is really the source of the leak. The tee itself is fine.

So I have looked high and low for a tapered washer but finally found what I hope will work. I’ll report back but I can tell you this, that it would have made things so much easier if they would have used shark bite fittings on this Pex pipe. What they are using here is inefficient and frankly stupid.


SharkBite fittings cost at least twice as much, so you won't find them used in an industry that pinches every penny.





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I use nothing but flair-it, cheaper, and never saw one fail.
My whole house (MFG Home)and RV is all Flair-it on pex.


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motc777 wrote:

motc777 wrote:

Thanks for all the help guys. Got a new one on the way!


Well I got the new part in but it didn’t come with the rubber washer/grommet. The one I have upon closer inspection is ripped more than halfway on the base. This is really the source of the leak. The tee itself is fine.

So I have looked high and low for a tapered washer but finally found what I hope will work. I’ll report back but I can tell you this, that it would have made things so much easier if they would have used shark bite fittings on this Pex pipe. What they are using here is inefficient and frankly stupid.


If yours came without the saniprene seal in it someone removed it to use elsewhere. Every flair-it fitting that I have purchased whether a straight adapter, elbow or tee that all had the swivel nuts like yours came with the seal already installed in them.

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mobeewan wrote:

motc777 wrote:

motc777 wrote:

Thanks for all the help guys. Got a new one on the way!


Well I got the new part in but it didn’t come with the rubber washer/grommet. The one I have upon closer inspection is ripped more than halfway on the base. This is really the source of the leak. The tee itself is fine.

So I have looked high and low for a tapered washer but finally found what I hope will work. I’ll report back but I can tell you this, that it would have made things so much easier if they would have used shark bite fittings on this Pex pipe. What they are using here is inefficient and frankly stupid.


If yours came without the saniprene seal in it someone removed it to use elsewhere. Every flair-it fitting that I have purchased whether a straight adapter, elbow or tee that all had the swivel nuts like yours came with the seal already installed in them.



Well got home tonight and discovered that it was leaking from the tee and the elbow. I put on the cone shaped seals on both. On the elbow leak gone! On the tee slowed but still flowing. I then lifted up the pipe assembly that connected to the tee and notice that the weight of it is causing it to kink down. Still it leaked some. Does it sound like the tee is still just worn out?

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