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Burst Pipe in a rental, should I try PEX, Zurn???

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by uglytruk, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. uglytruk

    uglytruk 1/2 ton status

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    So I went to Lowe's, and their line of ZURN is way overpriced!
    So a qwik check of eBay shows a similar crimper for $70 less, ($105 vs $173+tx) but of course I'll check for overpriced SH. Valves at Lowe's are $9. Simple single fittings $2-3-4 each. What a rip-off! :eek1:
    Here's some pix... BTW, they're both made overseas, read CHINA... :doah:
    Should I use the solid rings? Or raised pincher style?
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  2. Corey 78K5

    Corey 78K5 1 ton status

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    So whats the deal with the over priced tool kit? I would have just got some new fittings and sweated in a new line. Or a another fix would have been a couple copper to PCV fittings and replace the line PCV.........
     
  3. uglytruk

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    I've sweated enuff copper... fire,smell, all inside a cabinet.
    Time for a new system, and I've got a BIG job coming up. Checked the price of copper lately? Just gotta' find that stuff cheaper...
    ...and the prob isn't the disconnected joint, it burst in the crawl space. What a great idea to thread plastic thru the 6" opening. I shoveled sand and removed huge rocks to discover that the leak is at the other side. No access, couldn't even get a pix. LOL
    Oh yeah, if ya look carefully, you can see the PVC I already used from the kitchen sink to the batroom sink. Bathtub is next...

    This hot water tank is under the counter. Compared to the top post, this is "normal". The shut-off valve was in the corner. I moved it way off to the right. accesible now.

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  4. chevyfumes

    chevyfumes Court jester

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    WTF, where in the hell do you live???If I were to guess it would be lower slobovia. Run a focking garden hose instead of what you have going on in those pics...

    Uhh Ok that sounded bad , didn't mean anything, just where are you??? And why is your plumbing so focked up???Sorry for your misfortune...
     
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    I could have fixed the problem for $32.78.
     
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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    Idda whipped out my 5 gallon plumbing bucket and cheeeezed,,,,errr uhhh I mean correctly fixed the problem for cheeze, I mean free...:rotfl:
     
  7. uglytruk

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    Where am I? Lower Monglia...
    Seriously, this prop is in the country, 40lbs of well pressure.
    Copper? It blows up. Just ask my brother.
    Or look at this pix of a 2" TYPE K line that rotted from the inside, buried in 6" of concrete. Maybe the garden hose ain't soooo bad...
    Sorry, can't find the pix of the 2" line... next time
     
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  9. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    Screw that, just let me drop some napalm and expend some flashbangs. Forget the cheese:D
     

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