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Old 01-20-2021, 07:50 AM   #21
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if there is enough play in your line, i would trim the pex, make sure your cut is square, and install a new connection piece, I have had good success with Watts plastic push on fittings, none have failed so far- 5+ years, they make a female thread to pex adapter, in 1/2 inch

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Old 01-20-2021, 08:10 AM   #22
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Treat yourself to a nice faucet and forget the cheap RV faucets.
Life tis too short to have to deal with crap every day. I installed a nice one that pulls out and has a sprayer.
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Old 01-20-2021, 09:46 AM   #23
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Be aware that many of the faucets sold at big box retailers whether metal or plastic are junk . Finding a quality brass faucet with good chrome plating for $29.99 is a pipe dream IMHO
Try finding replacement parts for a 10 year old HD faucet
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Old 01-20-2021, 10:08 AM   #24
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Be aware that many of the faucets sold at big box retailers whether metal or plastic are junk . Finding a quality brass faucet with good chrome plating for $29.99 is a pipe dream IMHO
Try finding replacement parts for a 10 year old HD faucet
Awfully wide brush
I bought my faucet at a big box store and it was not cheap and has held up well.
Of course my setup is only 5 years old and has been from coast to coast and Canada to the border and Key West and points between.
Almost any faucet will beat an RV faucet.
I would not put up with any leak in the water system.
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Old 01-20-2021, 10:29 AM   #25
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I have some plumber's tape I used on the Anode, I will try and put some inside the pex fitting and see if it stops leaking.
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Old 01-20-2021, 10:33 AM   #26
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Awfully wide brush
I bought my faucet at a big box store and it was not cheap and has held up well.
Of course my setup is only 5 years old and has been from coast to coast and Canada to the border and Key West and points between.
Almost any faucet will beat an RV faucet.
I would not put up with any leak in the water system.
My point was whether you buy a $5 RV faucet or a $5 faucet at a big box retailer itís still a $5 faucet . Well machined quality brass and heavy chrome plating are not cheap . Replacing a low quality RV faucet with a low quality big box faucet does nothing except kick the problem a short distance down the road.
Evidently my point wasnít clear or my brush was too wide , so be it .
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Old 01-20-2021, 11:07 AM   #27
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I have some plumber's tape I used on the Anode, I will try and put some inside the pex fitting and see if it stops leaking.
A few words of caution. You should never use Teflon Tape, (aka Plumber's Tape,) on any threaded PEX fittings! If you already put some in there, I'd recommend digging it all out. PEX fittings will not seal well, (if at all,) if you wrap the threads with Teflon Tape. Just my suggestion.
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Old 01-20-2021, 11:19 AM   #28
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Only one more part to go and then no more leaks. Good luck and happy camping.
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Old 01-20-2021, 11:35 AM   #29
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A few words of caution. You should never use Teflon Tape, (aka Plumber's Tape,) on any threaded PEX fittings! If you already put some in there, I'd recommend digging it all out. PEX fittings will not seal well, (if at all,) if you wrap the threads with Teflon Tape. Just my suggestion.

Should I use something else to seal the fitting? Like "thread sealant" or "pipe dope"?
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Old 01-20-2021, 12:51 PM   #30
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Should I use something else to seal the fitting? Like "thread sealant" or "pipe dope"?
Nope. PEX threaded fittings are designed to be used as they come. No pipe dope, thread sealant, etc. They work by creating a compression seal. In fact, you can ruin or crack a PEX threaded fitting my using anything on the threads.
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Old 01-20-2021, 01:04 PM   #31
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Nope. PEX threaded fittings are designed to be used as they come. No pipe dope, thread sealant, etc. They work by creating a compression seal. In fact, you can ruin or crack a PEX threaded fitting my using anything on the threads.

Yikes, ok, I will just blast it with compressed air or something. Maybe there is debris in it.
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Old 01-23-2021, 12:18 PM   #32
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I may have fixed the leaking faucet. I depressurized the water system, and hand-tightened the hot-water connection as much as I could. It seems to have stopped leaking. I think tightening it when it was pressurized, was not going to stop it from leaking. I will keep a bucket under the connection until I am sure, but it looks good for now.
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Old 02-15-2021, 09:21 AM   #33
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I may have fixed the leaking faucet. I depressurized the water system, and hand-tightened the hot-water connection as much as I could. It seems to have stopped leaking. I think tightening it when it was pressurized, was not going to stop it from leaking. I will keep a bucket under the connection until I am sure, but it looks good for now.
I had a similar issue with my Casita's kitchen faucet leaking at the base of the spout. I found that by loosening the compression fitting at the base of the spout, the spout can be removed and the problem might be the rubber grommet at the base of the spout.

However, the root cause in my case was excessive water pressure and over-tightening of the plastic compression fitting caused it to crack. After replacing the faucet with a similar high rise faucet, I eliminated the issue by using a pressure reducer when connecting to "city water". You can get one at Amazon and they are also available at Home Depot, Walmart and other retailers.
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Old 05-07-2021, 08:04 AM   #34
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I love this upgrade you did on the sink and stove.
Did you have to do any modifications to the fiberglass to get the new stove or sink installed?
Any issues with the gas line or water connections?

thank you!
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Amy,
I sent you a reply to your message.

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