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Old 05-07-2014, 12:15 PM   #11
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Yeah, I think I am going to replace all three valves at once, never want to have this trouble again. I also want to put a quick drain valve on my hot water tank.
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Old 05-07-2014, 12:36 PM   #12
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snip..... I also want to put a quick drain valve on my hot water tank.
Please note, if you have an Atwood HWH (aluminum tank) with a plastic drain plug, don't replace the plastic plug with any metal plug or metal fittings......., the dissimilar metals will initiate the corrosion (electrolysis) process.

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Old 05-07-2014, 12:49 PM   #13
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Yeah, I think I am going to replace all three valves at once, never want to have this trouble again. I also want to put a quick drain valve on my hot water tank.

Cut one off and take it to the plumbing dept of your nearest big box store. My GUESS would be 1/2 in.
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Old 05-07-2014, 12:53 PM   #14
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Yeah, its either 1/2 or 3/8th. It should be printed on the line.

I would think using the valves pictured above would also lead to galvanic corrosion over time also. It would be slower, but will still happen over time.

Just like in water cooling my computer mixing copper and aluminium radiators and cooling blocks.
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Yeah, its either 1/2 or 3/8th. It should be printed on the line.

I would think using the valves pictured above would also lead to galvanic corrosion over time also. It would be slower, but will still happen over time.

Just like in water cooling my computer mixing copper and aluminium radiators and cooling blocks.
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Old 05-09-2014, 07:27 AM   #16
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Mr. Kong,
The PEX lines in your trailer are, indeed, 1/2". I do a lot of plumbing work on manufactured homes, which also use 1/2" PEX tubing. I've been using Shark Bite fittings for years. There's nothing better! FYI: they also work on 1/2" copper tubing and 1/2" CPVC (cream colored), but not 1/2" PVC (white) tubing - so they'll also work on your "stick & brick" house.
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Thanks a bunch Brownie. I was at Lowes and all the had was Blue Hawk push fittings. I borrowed a PEX cutter, and will tackle this in the morning.
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Blue hawk is a store brand.
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So you think I won't have any problems with it?
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I have never used one. Sure would like to hear from someone who has.
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