I blew out a threaded 3/4 valve connecting my water tank to the house plumbing (it was something like 20 years old, in an unheated crawlspace in upstate New York). I used it to shut water off to the building when the house was not in use in order to drain the pipes.
While trying to replace the copper valve, I managed to undo a solder joint about five feet away from the valve. So now I'm sitting with a bunch of loose copper pipe, and no water in the house.
Plumbers are not easy to come by in this area. The nearest one is 30 miles away.
Rather than go thru the exercise of learning how to solder and then trying to figure out how to seat the valve, this is what I'm thinking I might do: run PEX from the solder joint to the copper valve, and fit the PEX into the valve.
Question: what would I need to connect the PEX to the 1/2 copper solder joint and the 3/4" threaded valve? I remember Rich did a segment on connecting PEX to copper on ATOH a while ago, and I think I see the video on the site, but I want to make sure I have the right fittings.