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mobeewan

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Posted: 12/23/18 12:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cross threaded? If the seals are in and everything is tight it should be okay.

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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?


I would try a new tee...


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drsteve wrote:

motc777 wrote:


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?


I would try a new tee...


I'm tending to agree with you on this. Ordering one tonight. These are not cheap btw.


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Well, the part arrived over the weekend at my office, but they are going to redeliver tomorrow.

I will hopefully have this fixed, and an update on things tomorrow. What I can tell you is that if this doesn't fix it, we are most definitely going Sharkbite.

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motc777 wrote:

Well, the part arrived over the weekend at my office, but they are going to redeliver tomorrow.

I will hopefully have this fixed, and an update on things tomorrow. What I can tell you is that if this doesn't fix it, we are most definitely going Sharkbite.


The part that came, oddly enough, was not the right one, the one that was suggested. The old part had prongs on the two tee connections and then the flair-it female connector. I have been looking in vain to find this.

So, having said that, can I fix this with a Sharkbite and if so, how?

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Posted: 01/08/19 06:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Do you have a picture of the old tee by itself and the fitting connecting to the tank between the tank and tee by itself?

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mobeewan wrote:

Do you have a picture of the old tee by itself and the fitting connecting to the tank between the tank and tee by itself?


I don't have a picture of them separately no, but I have an update.

Basically, Flair-it no longer makes the part I need. So I took a trip to the local True Value Hardware Store, where the owner, who's family has nearly 100 years of experience, showed me the following:

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And then on the other side of the tee a short piece of Pex going into the following:

[image]

Now, I had to get a new heating element because last night I fired mine up without enough water in it, but it was old anyway. I should hope to have this up and running tomorrow. Again, not using the above parts just yet, because I want to see if replacing the sanoprene seal and adding some pipe threading helped.

* This post was edited 01/09/19 01:20pm by motc777 *

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motc777 wrote:

mobeewan wrote:

Do you have a picture of the old tee by itself and the fitting connecting to the tank between the tank and tee by itself?


I don't have a picture of them separately no, but I have an update.

Basically, Flair-it no longer makes the part I need. So I took a trip to the local True Value Hardware Store, where the owner, who's family has nearly 100 years of experience, showed me the following:

[image]

And then on the other side of the tee a short piece of Pex going into the following:

[image]

Now, I had to get a new heating element because last night I fired mine up without enough water in it, but it was old anyway. I should hope to have this up and running tomorrow. Again, not using the above parts just yet, because I want to see if replacing the sanoprene seal and adding some pipe threading helped.

Please resize your second image like I just did in the quote.


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Why does this forum's software not resize pics automatically? It's not hard.

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New heating element is working like a champ. While I still have a leak, the leak has literally slowed to a snails pace. Still, I am going to repair that with the valves and PEX mentioned above.

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