Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
Gulf Stream Owners RV Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-10-2021, 04:23 PM   #1
Terrass604
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Houston
Posts: 28
Default Replacing Hot Water Line in Kitchen

I have a 1997 Tourmaster and the hot water line broke for the kitchen sink. I can barely see the fitting and am trying to figure out how to replace it. Do I have to remove the sink and cabinet drawers or what? Any help here appreciated.
Terrass604 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2021, 04:06 PM   #2
Colorado350
Senior Member
 
Colorado350's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Posts: 107
Default

If you can see both ends of the section you want to replace just snip the ends, tape the replacement line to the bad section, slowly pull it through and use quick connects or Pex crimp rings to reattach the new line...
__________________
John
The sheep always complain about the Sheepdogs UNTIL the Wolves show up then they beg for help!
Colorado350 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2021, 05:29 PM   #3
Terrass604
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Houston
Posts: 28
Default

Thanks for your suggestion. I can only see one end, but i have not pulled out the cabinet drawers at the bottom to check yet. Hopefully I can find the other end.
Terrass604 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2021, 11:06 AM   #4
NavyLCDR
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2021
Posts: 15
Default

Is it PEX? If it is PEX you don't necessarily have to go all the way to the other end of the water line. Just find a convenient place to cut the line and use push-to-connect fittings. The push-to-connect fittings are the most secure kind and require no tools, if you don't have the specific tools required to install good clamps.
NavyLCDR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2021, 11:09 AM   #5
Terrass604
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Houston
Posts: 28
Default

The line from the manifold is PEX but where the leak is, the line is copper behind the cabinets.
Terrass604 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2021, 11:13 AM   #6
NavyLCDR
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2021
Posts: 15
Default

I believe they make a PEX to copper push-to-connect fitting. Is the copper line broke, or the PEX?

https://www.sharkbite.com/resources/...kbite-fittings
NavyLCDR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2021, 11:19 AM   #7
Terrass604
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Houston
Posts: 28
Default

It is a fitting on the copper line. Just really hard to get to. I can barely even see it.
Terrass604 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2021, 11:25 AM   #8
Terrass604
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Houston
Posts: 28
Default

Here is a picture of the leaking fitting.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg RV leak.jpg (151.3 KB, 16 views)
Terrass604 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2021, 01:52 PM   #9
NavyLCDR
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2021
Posts: 15
Default

Ouch. That looks like it is probably leaking from the solder joint.
NavyLCDR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2021, 01:54 PM   #10
Terrass604
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Houston
Posts: 28
Default

I am sure I could fix it if I can get access to work on it. May have to remove sink and cabinet drawers completely.
Terrass604 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2021, 09:43 AM   #11
Mike1931
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 23
Default

Some times it is what it is. If you have to go that far to tighten the connection, if it were me I would extend the pipe using, the “Sharkbite” press together fittings. It looks to me as of you will have to keep the screw to get her fittings because the copper line is smaller going to your sink. It may be a great time to ask the person that uses the kitchen what they want for a new faucet (one with a spray wand) that’s what I did! And just ask my wife, she’ll tell you “I just love it”
Mike Root
Tulalip Washington
35 miles northwest of Seattle
Mike1931 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2021, 01:47 PM   #12
THenne1713
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Memphis
Posts: 298
Send a message via AIM to THenne1713 Send a message via Yahoo to THenne1713
Default

TIP: When you go to RE-TEST after repair, USE AIR AND SOAP BUBBLES for LESS/NO MESS in case of leak?
__________________
THenne1713
99-Conquest Ltd-C 6266, E450SD, 6.8, 2v, V-10
THenne1713 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2021, 04:55 PM   #13
Terrass604
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Houston
Posts: 28
Default

Good idea. I hope to look further into it soon once works dies down a little. Thanks.
Terrass604 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2021, 05:30 PM   #14
Mike1931
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 23
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Terrass604 View Post
Good idea. I hope to look further into it soon once works dies down a little. Thanks.
Use the pink RV antifreeze. Your water lines won’t be contaminated!
Mike1931 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:25 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×