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Old 02-13-2018, 02:35 PM   #1
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Removing Pex From Manifold


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I need to remove a piece of 1/2" pex from a plastic manifold and install a new piece in to the same place. If i remove the threaded fitting will the pex just pull out of the manifold or is there some kind of barbs holding it in. Also can i use the same fitting to install the new piece of pex? Or is a compression type fitting? I want to remove it because someone used the last cold fitting to run to an ice maker. i want to run a line right from the manifold to a new hose bib and i will T off of that to go back to the ice maker.
Instead of T ing off of the ice maker to the hose.

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Old 02-13-2018, 02:56 PM   #2
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Crimped, clamped, pushed or expanded?

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Crimped, clamped, pushed or expanded?
it goes into a threaded fitting right at the manifold

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Unscrew the fitting and slide the sucker back. I'd bet there's a plastic ferrule (compression ring) thats squeezed up tight to the manifold opening which makes the seal. Pull on the pex, it should pull right out. Be gentle with that plastic manifold though. I'd use a new ferrule to seal her back up.
I like the Viega stuff but not their plastic manifolds.

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Unscrew the fitting and slide the sucker back. I'd bet there's a plastic ferrule (compression ring) thats squeezed up tight to the manifold opening which makes the seal. Pull on the pex, it should pull right out. Be gentle with that plastic manifold though. I'd use a new ferrule to seal her back up.
I like the Viega stuff but not their plastic manifolds.
Thanks for the help. I just wanted to know before i got to the job. I didn't want to remove the fitting then have to run and get something. This is supposed to be one of those quick in and out jobs for a good customer of mine.
But we all know how those quick in and out jobs go.

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