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Old 11-16-2012, 06:37 PM   #1
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The cause of all my water damage..

After getting the new vinyl flooring installed today, I decided to fix the water leak that caused so much damage. I had hooked the air hose to the city water inlet and could hear the air moving under the sink area. I had assumed that it was a split in the PEX, but was really surprised at what I found.

To me, it seems like a design flaw. The PEX comes up from the floor/corner at an angle and has to reach the faucet in about 3 feet of run. I would have run the PEX pipes to the area below the faucet and used elbows, to run the PEX straight up. Sunline didn't do that... I'll let the pictures speak for themselves..







The cold water side was not on as much of an angle, but it was enough. At least this one didn't fall apart in my hand!









My solution was to do it the way they should have. I cut the pipes and put elbows in. The standpipes are a bit too long, but I only measured once.... Should have measured twice!



My repair passed the leak test though!
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:44 PM   #2
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P.S....

When we got home from our Lowes run, I saw steam coming out from under the hood... Found the culprit...



Notice that it was spraying directly on the latch?? Made it a little painful, to pop open the hood!
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Good find Gary and the right fix.

I see you have your fair share of leaks....
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:54 PM   #4
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I see you have your fair share of leaks....
I must... How many other people do you know, that own a 100' roll of PEX????
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Hmm, looks too big for a TDI, and my hours over a 7.3 assures me it isn't that...
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Hmm, looks too big for a TDI, and my hours over a 7.3 assures me it isn't that...
The truck burns too much fuel and I haven't had time to make any for quite a while... The Jetta is still awaiting it's new rear axle...

That's my dad's Jeep.. He let me use it last winter, to help me make sure I could get Kitty anywhere she needed to go... He doesn't need it and hasn't asked for it back yet....
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Good thing the hose leak was up there where you could get at it without crawling under something.

A few more projects and you can quit wasting time eating.
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I must... How many other people do you know, that own a 100' roll of PEX????
Well.... I do. Lowe's was clearancing it and I was in the right spot at the right time. It is blue though. I'm sure Frank has parts of a roll left over after building his brothers camper. Beyond this...well I do not know many more folks owing PEX products

The PEX is the way to go. Once your past the cost of the tool, the rest of the system is inexpensive and about bullet proof when applied right. I bought my tool again when Lowe's was clearance'ing the large kits. Now they offer small hand tools at a fraction of the cost.

My son borrows the tool often now. He has a double wide and is upgrading some of the fixtures. It has paid for itself.
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Hmm, looks too big for a TDI, and my hours over a 7.3 assures me it isn't that...
Now we know it's a Jeep. Last night I could see 6 in line cylinders, do not know if they are COPS's or fuel injectors located 6 in a row down the right side of the head. It sure did not look like a Ford...
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Thanks for the pictures. Now I'm going to have to look under the sink in the trailer when I get home of course.
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