How do you remove a PEX supply line?
PEX piping supplies water to household fixtures. Place the PEX tube in the pipe cutter, resting the blade against the tube as close to the end of the fitting as possible. Squeeze the pipe cutter handles together, to cut through the pipe. Pull the handles of the de-crimping tool apart, to open the tool’s jaws.
Is PEX crimp or clamp better?
Crimping and clamping create equally reliable seals that will not leak when performed properly. Stainless steel clamp rings resist corrosion more effectively than copper crimp rings, which can be a major benefit in direct-burial applications. PEX clamps also tend to be easier to remove.
How often should faucet supply lines be replaced?
Water, water everywhere is NOT a good thing when a water line fails. So, the “when to replace it” answer is every 5 years.
Do you use Teflon tape on faucet supply lines?
Most faucets will have hot and cold water supply lines attached, so you just need to connect them to the appropriate water supply line. You may need to use Teflon tape (aka plumber’s tape) for this part, which is used to seal and lubricate threaded pipe joints.
Will SharkBite fittings leak?
SharkBite fittings are designed to create a leak-proof seal. When a SharkBite fitting does leak, the first thing you’ll want to do is see if the pipe is connected to the fitting correctly. By pressing in the cufflink, the steel teeth on the inside will release, and you’ll be able to pull your pipe out.