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Old 09-04-2012, 07:28 PM   #15
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I am home now and just went to look at my PEX tool number. It is a Shark Bite 23100 from Home Depot. I have used it on two jobs now, one a re-plumb of a mobile home and the other the 22' Argosy copper replacement job. Both went well and were 100% leak free when I turned the water on.

Perry: Is this the tool you purchased at Home Depot? Mine had no problems and the go/no go gauge, while not fitting around every place on the crimp ring, did go around at least one location on each ring, which is what I think is the way it was meant to do.

I think you may be fine with yours if you can pass the gauge around the fitting in any location.
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:34 PM   #16
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If you are just making repairs why not use a Shark Bite? No tool required and really easy to use I have never had one leak and stick&brick code allows you to use them behind walls.
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Old 09-04-2012, 09:55 PM   #17
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I used the $26 pocket crimper, and my vise, which is mounted on a 4 legged stand. I did all the crimps making a manifold, one for hot, one for cold. I made them outside the AS, then after installed in the trailer, I made the final kitchen crimps, by bringing my vise into the trailer. All crimps tested good with the go/nogo guage first time, and no leaks.
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