I have 1/2 rubber tubing for pipes in a mobile home. They are all through the home. I have a t connector that keeps leaking and breaking loose on my hot water line. I have used cpvc, pvc, and a t that had to be crimped. I am at a loss hear and been without water for almost a week because of it. I can not afford a plumber or I would have one here 6 days ago. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Are you sure it's actually rubber? Is this tubing by any chance gray in color? Can you see a brand name on it anywhere?
It is greay in color but no, I don't see a brand name on it anywhere. It feels like ruber when I cut it but could be some other substance I guess.
Does it look like this:
Could you post a picture or two of your problem area?
It looks just like that and is about 1/2".
It had a connector like the one in the picture you posted but it keeps leaking with that on it. Is there anything else that can be used?
I believe you have polybutylene piping, which was commonly used in manufactured housing for a number of years. Unfortunately the stuff deteriorates over time and was eventually discontinued. It also was the subject of a large class action lawsuit a few years back.
I simply do not know enough about the stuff to make a recommendation on how to repair it. You might want to see if you can find a online forum where plumbers hang out.
Ok thank you for your help'