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Gizmo100

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Re: Water Leak
« Reply #30 on: January 09, 2019, 04:26:00 PM »
Thanks Gizmo!!
I am on beer number 3 and still climbing!!

Number 3 ...you didn't do that much ;D ;D Enjoy 1 for me..

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grashley

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Re: Water Leak
« Reply #31 on: January 09, 2019, 06:31:15 PM »
You did the right thing!  If it has not leaked yet, you should be good.  I like the Shark Bite because you just slide them on AND they can be removed somewhat easily, at least compared to solder or solvent joints!  >:(
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John From Detroit

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Re: Water Leak
« Reply #32 on: January 10, 2019, 08:36:28 AM »
I would not count on silicone sealing that! 

I will go one farther than Grashley. Silicone will NOT seal a pressure line  THe pressure will blow it off the line and the leak will continue.

But as others have said
When the Shark Bites
Into Pex Dear
Water leaks.. Go away
When the shark bites
Into pex dear
Happy days are here to stay.

Make sure you push the shark bite on ALL the way.. I push it on till it stops then give it a "Bump" with the heal of my hand and it goes about another half inch and done.
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mudshark

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Re: Water Leak
« Reply #33 on: January 10, 2019, 01:38:21 PM »
Very creative John!!
I love it!! I also love that the leak is fixed!
Thanks to all.
Jim & Jan
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Gizmo100

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Re: Water Leak
« Reply #34 on: January 10, 2019, 02:39:02 PM »
Very creative John!!
I love it!! I also love that the leak is fixed!
Thanks to all.

Don't start celebrating yet...You still need to replace the pump..
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mudshark

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Re: Water Leak
« Reply #35 on: January 11, 2019, 09:33:48 AM »
Thanks for reminding me.
The pump is due in today. Then that adventure begins!
Jim & Jan
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Gizmo100

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Re: Water Leak
« Reply #36 on: January 11, 2019, 10:56:19 AM »
Thanks for reminding me.
The pump is due in today. Then that adventure begins!

My job is to burst bubbles....Your job is to change the pump.. ;D The wife is waiting ;D
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mudshark

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Re: Water Leak
« Reply #37 on: January 11, 2019, 12:07:05 PM »
You are good at your job!! LOL!!
You are right, my wife has had it with the laundry facilities here. The room is small and not enough washers and dryers for all the snowbirds that have flown in the last couple of weeks.
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Roark

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Re: Water Leak
« Reply #38 on: January 14, 2019, 02:09:43 AM »
SharkBite fittings are actually very reliable, when properly employed. When using with PEX, the tubing should be fitted with a stiffening insert. Also they are not recommended for use in systems that will come in contact with glycol. That can lead to deterioration of the coating and eventually the O-ring as well, resulting in a leak. Also don't use where exposed to UV, and don't use any kind of dope or lubricant on them.
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mudshark

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Re: Water Leak
« Reply #39 on: January 14, 2019, 09:38:00 AM »
Hi Roark
Welcome to the forums. That is good to know, thanks!
Jim & Jan
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mudshark

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Re: Water Leak
« Reply #40 on: January 14, 2019, 09:43:29 AM »
Just an FYI for those who have followed this thread, I got the rebuilt pump and installed it in the washer/dryer. Ran a couple of small loads and no leaks. I now have a leaky pump and the seal kit to fix it. Not sure if I will keep it and fix it as a spare. Since these things are becoming as rare as hen's teeth I'm not sure if I should offer it for sale. There are a lot of these washers still in service.
Jim & Jan
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2006 Jeep Wrangler in tow

Gizmo100

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Re: Water Leak
« Reply #41 on: January 14, 2019, 09:56:07 AM »
Glad you got things watertight....Now I have to go in search of someone else to aggravate.

As far as the pump...I would do the rebuild and store it for a little while....It's like an insurance policy.
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