BEFORE YOU START
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Readers who envisage to carry similar works inspired by the below method shall do this at their own risks and liability.
step by step pictorial
1- This tube has aged and has several cracks causing a continuous leak.
4- Get a tube cutter. You can also use a regular hand cutter.
7- Remove the connector nut.
10- Get a new connector and a coupling. Standard sizes are 16, 18 and 20 mm. Make sure you get the ones matching your tube diameter, indicated every meter on the tube.
13- Mount the connector and tighten it.
16- Gently push the tube with care not to damage the two o-ring gaskets.
19- Now this is what the repair looks like. Open the water valve and check for leaks.
2- It breaks immediately when pulled out. It was time to intervene.
5- Cut not less than 2 inches - 5cm from the last crack.
8- Use grip pliers to remove it completely.
11- Cut enough length from a new tube.
14- Fit the coupling in the feeding tube you had cut first as shown.
17- Repeat the same on the other side where the small piece of new tube is used to replace the cracked one.
20- Find any insulating material you have from whatever leftovers.
3- Use scissors to cut the insulation.
6- Make sure the tube cut is neat.
9- Clean the thread where it was connected.
12- Apply Teflon tape to the connector thread.
15- Make sure the brass ring is there.
18- Tighten the coupling nuts at the same time on both sides.
21- Wrap the tube with insulation first and then PVC tape.