female pvc fittings

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & ' started by BluesMan, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. BluesMan

    BluesMan New Member

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    I just got a softener with the Clack-WS1 valve. The valve has 1" male threads coming out the back of the by-pass. i was planning on using pvc to pipe this in, but I know female pvc adapters are not allowed because they can crack. What can I use to connect up to these male threads? A brass coupling and male pvc adapter? I guess I could use a short peice of copper with a male and female adapter?

    Any better ideas?
  2. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

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    PVC should not be used for water lines inside the house. I would use copper.
  3. BluesMan

    BluesMan New Member

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    even if it's just cold water?
  4. 99k

    99k Radon Contractor and Water Treatment

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    What type of plumbing material do you prefer? CPVC, PEX, Copper ... that will dictate your fitting.
  5. BluesMan

    BluesMan New Member

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    I have PEX running throughout the home, but no PEX crimper. I was planning on 1" PVC for just ease of installation because the fittings are 1"

    It seems like copper is my next choice...i do have a "B" tank and turbo torch...so sweating is not an issue.
  6. 99k

    99k Radon Contractor and Water Treatment

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    If your have PEX in your house, then stay with PEX. You can either buy a crimp tool for less than $100 (then sell it on ****) or use Sharkbites (they are more expensive but don't require a tool). At the softener, use a Female thread x 1" adaptor.
  7. Southern Man

    Southern Man DIY Hillbilly

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    A contractor suggested that I use sharkbites to extend the water lines in my new kitchen sink base. This would have put them under the cabinet floor and therefore inaccessible. He says that he uses them even inside walls. Was that good advice?
  8. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    They are code approved for hidden locations. A soldered connection is probably 20x cheaper.
  9. nhmaster

    nhmaster Master Plumber

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    Here we go again. Helmet on..........
  10. BluesMan

    BluesMan New Member

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    I am installing the softener in my parents home. There is a section of 1" copper from the meter and then switches over to PEX and up to the manifold. I guess I should just shell out the dough for the crimper and be done with it....
  11. burleymike

    burleymike New Member

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    You might be able to rent the crimper.

    The plumbing supply house in town used to loan you the crimper if you bought fittings from them. After people started using them as hammers and leaving them in the back of their trucks they stopped loaning them out.

    If I had a small job like that I would try to rent one before buying.
  12. Southern Man

    Southern Man DIY Hillbilly

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    That's what I used. Of course though I used electrical solder just to get an asymmetrical reaction out some plumbers. :)
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