Over the past few years weve had to buy around 3 new sets of hardwood floors do to the 3/8 pex supply line blowing off the stop. We now just use braided supplies. I was wondering what you guys were using?
I used to use the PEX ones, and sometimes PB. Never had one blow off or any problems. But I switched to braided completely about a year and a half ago. I always try to get the ones that are actually SS braid, and not plastic. And I try to keep enough on hand to have the closest size possible to what I need.
To be fair, I've seen them fail, too. Had to go out in the middle of the night once because a 3/8" nut split - whoever put it on must have cinched it down pretty hard.
And what's with people who can make a stainless braid look like it's been put in a vise? I've seen 'em with three or four bad kinks.
I still have some of the PEX tubes on board, but just don't see the need to use them.
Edited to add: I also have chrome tubes handy for exposed sinks and commercial toilets.
I like the kind that don't leak. Have a few problems with the odd ball ones that HOs pick up from lowes of HD. Seems that the paint they put on them isn't worth a shiot. You know, the ones that are not a 3/8 OD, but 3/8 ID. You torque those *****es out, and they still drip. Brushed nickel, ORB, Satin, they all suck. I hate them, almost as much as I hate Rap music.
are you saying that it used to be black rubber?
I seem to remember them being clear and for some reason it was breaking down or rotting some how and putting small black spots in the water. Since I don't use them I was wondering if they were still having that problem? Kind of seems like you are calling me out ... like you think I am making this up. Not the case!Changed them out in a number of high rises in the Maryland area 20 or so years ago.
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