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Old 01-01-2007, 10:06 AM   #1
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Is It Possible To Repair P.E.X Tubing?


Hey guys was wanting to know is there any way to repair PEX tubing? Here's what I did I have my kitchen floor all done with the PEX tubing and like a dumb ass I took and used mortar to fill in around the tubing, well the mortar failed and started to pop off the dura rock I used in between the tubing. anyways I used a putty knife to scrape the mortar up off the floor, well as I did this I hit the tubing and put a good cut into the tubing. Now it just happens to be in the middle of the run. so to replace it would mean I have to remove the whole kitchen floor, then relay all new tubing. So do you think I could used epoxy on the PEX tubing to seal the cut. Any help would be appericated. Thanks
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Old 01-01-2007, 11:38 AM   #2
 
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Re: Is It Possible To Repair P.E.X Tubing?


I don see how epoxy could work. once cured it has no flexiblity but the flex would still try to expand/contract = repair failure. Maybe a repair coupling of some type?
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Yes, you can repair it. First you need to know what brand/manufacturer the pex is and then get the correct repair coupling for it. or you can just use a coupling barb and crimp rings.
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Viper, Thanks I will contact the supplier I purchased my system from and see if they have what I need to make the repair. I appericate your help thanks
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Be very very careful most couplers will raise the finish floor level and you will need the tools to crimp them as well. I would also redo pressure check.
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