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Old 07-16-2015, 06:20 PM   #1
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Plumbing repair kit - what do you carry?

I'm looking to add a few extra emergency repair supplies to keep in the trailer prior to an extended trip coming up later this summer. I'm interested in what others carry in the way of plumbing supplies for emergency repairs. The PEX fittings are new to me so I'm trying to determine what it makes sense to invest in. There does seem to be a wide array of crimp tools and accessories and I'd rather not guess at what might be useful or not. Thanks in advance for any feedback you have.
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In a previous pop-up I had a problem with the out side shower hook up in that a hose failed and the back flow valve on the city/gravity water line failed I had caps and plugs on hand and was able to get thru the weekend otherwise I may had needed to shut off the water for the weekend. On the present RV the valve for the toilet flush was leaking and again having plugs and caps I was able to stop the leak until I could replace the valve. Check and see where you would be able to use them and get yourself at least Two of each. Most connections use some sort of a threaded fitting that can either plugged or capped.
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Buy "Shark BIte" fittings they slip on and you don't need any crimping tools. They come in just about every configuration.
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I've been lucky. Haven't had one problem with the plumbing in 4 years. Well, that's not true. I had to replace the shower head because it wouldn't shut off all the way.

So... I don't have any plumbing supplies on hand. Lot's of other parts and such, though.

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I did have to replace the water valve on the toilet. It' the valve that turns on the water flow. It started leaking when closed, and almost flooded the TT.

But I don't have a valve on hand either.
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I do not carry any plumbing parts. The only issues I have experienced, are loose threaded fittings. Easy fix.
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Old 07-16-2015, 09:13 PM   #6
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I carry hand tools and duct tape... If that can't fix it, I'd just shut the water supply off.
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I do not carry any plumbing parts. The only issues I have experienced, are loose threaded fittings. Easy fix.
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I always have epoxy in the tool kit. It works on grey water and black water plumbing.
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Never really thought about it. When I had my pop-up, I replaced all the water lines will steel braided lines (under the dinette) and have never had problems. My first trip with the Eagle, I didn't know where they hid the winterizing valves. But with the help of this forum, I was directed. Never had leaks or problems. (knock on wood).

I will definately consider putting a kit together!
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I carry hand tools and duct tape... If that can't fix it, I'd just shut the water supply off.
This is my theory too. Rather than carry a lot of supplies I may or may not need, I would rather shut off the water and hit a Home Depot or Lowe's for the exact supplies that I need.
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