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Old 09-05-2017, 11:01 AM   #721
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With the tubing expanded, I have a few seconds to push it onto the elbow fitting in the wall. I couldn't see if I was hitting the prongs of the fitting to be sure I had it on all the way, but it was stopping, so I think it was good.

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I stuck my phone in the wall and took a picture so I could hopefully see if the tubing was on the elbow fitting all the way. Looks like it was. The white ring is touching those prongs. I'm sure with more experience, I would just know by feel that it was fine.

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So I did the same thing with the hot water side, and I'm holding the fitting in place for a moment while the pex tubing contracts and clamps down tight on the fitting.

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And this was the upstairs sink all done. From the time stamps on the photos, this took me 25 minutes, but a lot of that was going down to the basement to get tools I had forgotten, and I wasn't rushing at all.

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Old 09-05-2017, 11:09 AM   #722
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Old 09-05-2017, 11:26 AM   #723
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This is one of the reasons I live in an apartment. I've played This Old House before it's not that fun.
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Old 09-05-2017, 11:34 AM   #724
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It was fun when I could do the prep work at my own pace. Yesterday wasn't so much fun.
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Old 09-05-2017, 06:01 PM   #725
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Way to close the deal man! It was a pain but you did it without getting ripped off by a plumbing company. Somebody needs to give you a pat on the back.
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Old 09-05-2017, 10:28 PM   #726
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Old 09-07-2017, 09:36 PM   #727
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"I replumbed the house"

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Old 09-07-2017, 10:46 PM   #728
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Point of interest, my plumber buddy says Lowe's has the best selection of plumbing parts he's ever seen. They even have stuff in stock, the plumbing supply houses have to order.
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Old 09-17-2017, 02:21 PM   #729
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I'm slowly removing the old pipe to get it out of the way. This is a short segment of vertical section about three feet above the shut off valve, right where the water enters the house. 3/4 inch diameter. I'm holding it over a flashlight so you can see the insides well.

Crazy huh?
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Old 09-17-2017, 02:55 PM   #730
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Old 09-17-2017, 04:37 PM   #731
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I'm slowly removing the old pipe to get it out of the way. This is a short segment of vertical section about three feet above the shut off valve, right where the water enters the house. 3/4 inch diameter. I'm holding it over a flashlight so you can see the insides well.

Crazy huh?
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*shudder*

My house is 19 years old - does my plumbing look like that, too? If it does, I'm going to have to start showering with bottled water.
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Old 09-17-2017, 05:41 PM   #732
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Did you hear about The Fatberg?

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-w...sewer-blockage
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Old 09-17-2017, 06:19 PM   #733
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These pipes are 70 years old. Your 19 year old pipes are perfectly fine.

The fatberg is disgusting.
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Old 09-17-2017, 06:37 PM   #734
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And just for completeness's sake, this is after.
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