Looking for some plumbing
advise regarding a conversion from hose barbs to pex tubing connectors.
Our boat has a drop-in/glassed-in fiberglass
tank from 1987 that is in great shape - we may consider replacing it in the future but its one of those "if it ain't broke don't fix it things". The water
exits the tank via a hose barb that is glassed in at the side-bottom of the tank.
In our eyes, our optimum solution would be to completely move away from the old hose barb to a direct PEX fitting but I am having difficulty conceiving of the best way to convert the old PVC hose barb.
Option 1: cut out the old hose barb and glass in a new fitting
Option 2: fill the old hose barb and create a new hole and new fitting.
Option 3: fill in the old hose barb and then draw from the top of the tank from a new port.
I don't see anyone that makes a pex fitting suitable for glassing in.
Any ideas are appreciated...