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 outdoor faucet hook up
Author: qkathyao (RI)

we mmoved into a new house with a different plumbing system. I believed it is called a peck system where clear plastic type tubes run from the faucets to a panel. Each faucet has individual hot and cold shut offs. My problem is one outside faucet is not hooked up to the shut off. The plastic tube is not attached. What do I need to do to attach the tubing? The shut off valve is there. Thanks.

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 Re: outdoor faucet hook up
Author: hj

It depends on the system. Usually you just have to stick the PEX, not peck, tubing into it and tighten the nut. The more important question would be why it was not hooked up previously. That might indicate a problem with the line, valve, or faucet.

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 Re: outdoor faucet hook up
Author: pro2002 (KS)

The original plumber may not have tied it in because he wanted to have that line on hard water and all the other lines in the manobloc to be on soft water if you have a softner. He could have forgotton to tie it in.Just a guess. you may want to air test this line before tieing into a live water line.depending on which pex system, there may be a special fitting and tool to make this connection.

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 Re: outdoor faucet hook up
Author: PEN

It should be 1/2" pex to the hosebib. Most Pex systems use a crimping ring system. The ring goes over the pipe and the pipe inserted over the fitting. A special crimping tool is used to crimp the ring . The ring should be about 1/8" from the pipes end. This tool is about 50 to 75 dollars. I would call the plumber who built the house.

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