Judson Carroll wrote:I go by the Mollison answer, "The problem is the solution." A few won't do any harm and can even be beneficial. Too many can do damage and throw things out of whack so they don't have enough food and disease spreads. So, I manage the population so we can live in harmony. Beaver meat is better than grass fed beef!!!
Eliot Mason wrote:Ben: You have identified my pex bias! Its true, I use crimp rings. The GatorBite/SharkBite fittings are (nominally) removeable - I've had mixed results with them while others as yourself swear by them. I've never had them leak, but I've had to cut out some when I couldn't get them to release.... maybe I'm doing something wrong : )
Eliot Mason wrote:Regarding PEX - yes, I prefer to tap directly. The drain valve is handy, and yeah I've got a $20 reducer that goes to hose thread I use in temporary situations ... but imagine this scenario: You want to clean the tank, or drain it for the winter or whatever. Your PEX is attached to the drain ... how are you going to remove the PEX? I've never seen a union fitting in PEX. So you have to cut the line. That's easily done and easily repaired - but its also easily avoided.
And a question ... this is for your studio, which is attached to the main building. I see power going into the main building... why use a battery to power a pump?