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Old 02-24-2021, 12:45 PM   #1
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Busted pipes

I had a pipe burst last week in Texas nightmare. It PEX so I would think just a section needs to be replaced. I would rather not send to the shop, but how do you get to them from underneath? Can the enclosure be opened?
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Old 02-24-2021, 12:52 PM   #2
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In all likely hood it is a fitting since they usually fail before the pipe does. Yes you can get to it underneath and the best way would be cut a door in the coroplast if you know where the problem is. You can also drop the whole panel, but it will be a job getting it back in place since it is installed when the frame is upside down.

When you go to do the repairs I would get SHARK-BITE fittings and that way you don't need the pex tool to crimp the clamps.
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I agree with Grumpy. Fitting is more likely than the Pex.
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Old 02-25-2021, 08:33 AM   #4
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What should I expect to see when I open it up? Is there insulation or anything under there. The leak outside was right by the kitchen slide out. Inside, water came out from below the oven in the slide.
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To pinpoint the leak use 40-50 lbs. AIR on the plumbing system, you'll hear where the leak is. If it is in the under-belly just cut a hole big enough for the repair (the seam cut you can repair with Gorilla tape or similar product after) Crimp-rings are easy removed with cutter and pliers.
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