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    These plumbing stories, LoL!
    I used to know a guy who was a building contractor. White Canadian, born here, English as a first language. He had a tool box labeled "PLUMMING" and even better, he actually mis-spelled the name of his own business on the sign he made for his truck! It said Contracing instead of Contracting!!

    What a miserable, 400-pound, shaved ape that guy was. I had forgotten about him. LoL!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    Probably not related, but my master bathroom shower has the hot and cold pipes reversed, so the handle works the wrong way. Have been dealing with it for 12 years. Not tearing out the tile to fix it.
    When I moved into my house I had two cold connected to the second bathroom sink upstairs and hot connected to the toilet. Didn't notice for months until one day took a big dump in there and double flushed and the tank got hot. lol

    I was actually tempted to leave it like that. But it was ultimately an easy fix just changing the lines in the basement. Can you and @Gart do the same? (sounds like I am suggesting you two live together, but just referring to your similar problems...)

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    Gart can come live at my house if he wants, I'm game.

    But no, in my case, the t-junction that feeds the shower is fully behind drywall somewhere, so it'd be a lot of demolition to fix it. Easiest would be to rip out the tile in the shower, and get at it there. One day I may do just that, replace the shower door at the same time. But not this year for sure.
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    Tried to repair well over 5-year old everyday Keurig coffee machine. Took apart only to find out the pump was fine, but the heating tank was perforated in an inaccessable spot. Repair fail, was worth a shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZenOps View Post
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    Tried to repair well over 5-year old everyday Keurig coffee machine. Took apart only to find out the pump was fine, but the heating tank was perforated in an inaccessable spot. Repair fail, was worth a shot.

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    Snow shovelling, snow shovelling, and more snow shovelling.

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    Had to replace the paddles on the snowblower today. Too cold to work on it in the garage, so i brought it inside and worked on it in the front door area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blownz View Post
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    When I moved into my house I had two cold connected to the second bathroom sink upstairs and hot connected to the toilet. Didn't notice for months until one day took a big dump in there and double flushed and the tank got hot. lol

    I was actually tempted to leave it like that. But it was ultimately an easy fix just changing the lines in the basement. Can you and @Gart do the same? (sounds like I am suggesting you two live together, but just referring to your similar problems...)
    Think of the bidet reviews at your house though.
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    I am scared of shark bites. Do they technically meet code?
    Who knows. I had a couple though for many years before I had them replaced when Pete the Plumber replaced my hot water heater and the guy offered to redo the connection for about $6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suntan View Post
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    Who knows. I had a couple though for many years before I had them replaced when Pete the Plumber replaced my hot water heater and the guy offered to redo the connection for about $6.
    When we had the plumbers in to pull the polyb from our place, they recommended them to my father in law who was doing some pex lines in bc but didn’t have the pex connector tool. In their view it works fine in applications that don’t see massive pressures, they only use the pex connectors because they can afford the $600 tool and do it day in/day out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by finboy View Post
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    When we had the plumbers in to pull the polyb from our place, they recommended them to my father in law who was doing some pex lines in bc but didnít have the pex connector tool. In their view it works fine in applications that donít see massive pressures, they only use the pex connectors because they can afford the $600 tool and do it day in/day out.
    But, that tool isn't $600 anymore, and, many parts of Calgary have weirdly high water pressure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by finboy View Post
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    When we had the plumbers in to pull the polyb from our place, they recommended them to my father in law who was doing some pex lines in bc but didn’t have the pex connector tool. In their view it works fine in applications that don’t see massive pressures, they only use the pex connectors because they can afford the $600 tool and do it day in/day out.
    Pex crimpers are not $600. Maybe $80. If your plumber doesn’t own tooling for pex you should really question your life choices.

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    I mean a really good one is a couple hundred bucks. But any professional tradesman should have the correct tools.
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    Honestly I imagine both work just fine when installed properly.

    Got a few odd jobs? Shark bite probably works out cheaper.

    Professional or you are doing a big job? Crimped connections probably work out much cheaper.

    Can’t get a crimper into a spot? Sharkbite is probably fine for the application.

    It’s not like the shark bites are all that new or there is massive recalls on them or something, people overthink these things.
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    Apparently my post wasn’t that clear, the plumber had a Milwaukee pex tool that is over $600, my father in law didn’t and had to do 4 connections like killramos, and lived 7 hours away. Per the plumber, shark bites were fine for his application needs.
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    Very good point that a good crimper would not be 60 bucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by finboy View Post
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    Apparently my post wasn’t that clear, the plumber had a Milwaukee pex tool that is over $600, my father in law didn’t and had to do 4 connections like killramos, and lived 7 hours away. Per the plumber, shark bites were fine for his application needs.
    Makes sense.
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    You can just rent the crimpers, but the standard one is a little over $100 these days.

    But that's never the problem. What you really want are the compact ones, and those only work on one size, so next thing you know you have two pex crimpers.

    It's like mistresses.

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    Thawed out multiple hydrates in my water lines in the basement.
    No water hot or cold at tub or shower or washing machine.
    Hopefully no pipes are leaking as some were behind tile on exterior wall.
    Gotta love a 1950s house.

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