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Old 07-09-2017, 12:24 PM   #1
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Does Anyone know?

Does anyone know if the PEX water pipe Redwood uses in the RV's is standard PEX Pipe. I'm looking to remove the Whole House Filter and need to put a connector in between to remove it. Looking at the PEX, it appears it is 1/2 inch.

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Old 07-09-2017, 12:52 PM   #2
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Every time I've done plumbing work I've gotten all the fittings etc. at Home Depot.
Carry a selection of fittings, pipe, and clamps and tool onboard.

Make sure you don't scrimp $$ on the crimping tool, buy a good one. That crimp on the fitting needs to be a really good, tight one. While you have the basement wall down, re-crimp every fitting you can get to just to ensure they're tight.
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Thanks for the reply, but I need to know if the PEX line in my 2016 38RL is 1/2 inch or some oddball size used in the RV industry? You know the kind of crap that you can't find parts or fitting for at Home Depot or Lowes.
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I used a disk that fits into the top of the filter and stops the water from flowing through the filter. You simply remove the cartridge and put the disk in. It is available at Hitch N Go in Delhi Ontario. I don't know where you would find it in the States, maybe at Campers World. No need to disturb the plumbing and you have the option of using the filter at some later date
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Did your water pressure improve by blocking the water flow through the filter?
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Not really, but it makes it a lot easier to winterize. I use the blue inline filter and change it out twice a year, depending on how much we go use the rig.
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Thanks, I'm gonna bypass and remove the filter cartridge and put a straight connection in its place. Will probably use SHARKBITE connectors. Just need to know if it is 1/2 Inch PEX (I think it is).


By the way I use the outside Blue Filter by CAMCO, gets about 8000 gallons of use, depending on how clean or dirty the water is. I had an RV park that had a TON of iron in the water and it plugged that filter up fast. Glad It wasn't connected directly into the RV.


Thanks for the reply.


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Thanks, I'm gonna bypass and remove the filter cartridge and put a straight connection in its place. Will probably use SHARKBITE connectors. Just need to know if it is 1/2 Inch PEX (I think it is).


By the way I use the outside Blue Filter by CAMCO, gets about 8000 gallons of use, depending on how clean or dirty the water is. I had an RV park that had a TON of iron in the water and it plugged that filter up fast. Glad It wasn't connected directly into the RV.


Thanks for the reply.


Take Care.


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It is standard sizes. One of the first thing I did was to remove the whole house filter. You had to be a magician to change the thing. I purchased an inexpensive
Dive pex crimper tool at a Menard's and used a straight connector to join the two pex lines. Sorry, cannot remember exact size but the connectors are not expensive so just get a couple of each size.
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Wish I had a Menards here! Use to live in Illinois and loved that place.


I have a crimping tool for PEX Piping and I can definitely see the magician end. That is why Sharkbite adapters work so well. In my case just take out the filter housing, cut clean end on the Pex piping and use (2) 90 degree Sharkbites , push them together and done.


But, getting my crimping tool in this small space will be a challenge.
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just did some work on our water pump. I use a handheld pex crimper that has a light that comes on when the correct pressure is reached. only need 1 hand to use it. But, make it easier on yourself and take the walls down.
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