PEX Crimps

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Re: PEX Crimps

Postby eamarquardt » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:50 pm

I'm not worried. If it's cold enough to freeze pipes, it's cold enough to freeze me, sooooooooo I'm not gonna be there.

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Re: PEX Crimps

Postby mustangcats » Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:13 pm

I used Pex on my trailer and did not have a single leak (and it was the first time I had ever used Pex). Maybe there is something wrong with your crimper. Did yours come with the "Go-No Go" tool? It is used to "measure" each crimp to make sure it was crimped properly.
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Re: PEX Crimps

Postby DTCOOPER » Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:08 am

Well I didn't feel like fighting the crimper aymore (tool, supply, operator error, or ALL OF THE ABOVE)
I did some research and found that the cinch ring method was more preferred by local plumbers. So I invested in the tool, and got it all done. No leaks !! :applause: :applause: :applause:

Now I can move on to more fun stuff. I've got to finish framing up the front cabinets/counters.
Then mount the shower, after drilling the hole in the floor, then mark, drill and glue/weld fittings on to the grey water tank for shower and kitchen sink to drain into.
Then FRP the shower walls, then make the cabinet-box for the frig to sit on. then get it installed, then run propane lines from front tank rack to stove, water heater, furnace...
All by the weekend of 2-14-13.. This should be fun and fast paced.. :frightened:
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Re: PEX Crimps

Postby rowerwet » Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:30 pm

I use a pex crimp tool like this ... QbtBR08BPE with the copper crimp rings, only the one I have does 1" pex also. Use a pair of large visegrips to squeeze the crimper until the jaws touch and you won't have any issues. there is a go-no go guage but I really don't use it as I have only had one fitting leak out of hundreds of crimps.
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