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Old 05-12-2014, 10:47 AM   #15
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Putting PEX in my 75 today.
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Old 05-12-2014, 12:45 PM   #16
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It takes 4 hands to use one. They work best in a vise and you better have strong hands and a good set of vice grips. They don't work well in tight areas. I've got one that I'll sell real cheap. I'll invests in a good one when I do more pex work.
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I will admit that it is not easy to use, but when I was installing my sub-assemblies in my Tradewind the regular pex crimping tool would not fit in the tight spot and the vice grip crimping tool would fit and I was able to crimp the fittings with no leaks, so it worked ok for me.

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Old 05-12-2014, 01:18 PM   #17
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I will admit that it is not easy to use, but when I was installing my sub-assemblies in my Tradewind the regular pex crimping tool would not fit in the tight spot and the vice grip crimping tool would fit and I was able to crimp the fittings with no leaks, so it worked ok for me.



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For tight places these work very well. The crimping tool just grabs the side and squeezes. It's a ratcheting tool that doesn't take a lot of hand muscle the squeeze. It gets in much tighter areas that the cheepo with vice grips.

http://www.supplyhouse.com/HydroPEX-...-bag-3854000-p
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Theses work very well in tight spots. The crimping tool is ratcheted and just squeezes on that boss on the side. Fits in very tight places.
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Pex is definitely the way to go.
The downside is if it is exposed to uv (sun light) it will become brittle and you can break it like a dry twig.
for interior use there is nothing better.
The SHARK slip connectors are excellent and easy to use.
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i just gone done doing my 3rd renovation with pex and i do like using it.
if you plan it right you can actually use the solid ring and crimp it. I just did a 66 overland completely and everything is done with the solid ring crimps.
i noticed in a prio post the use of all white lines. i personnaly prefer to use blue fro cold and red for hot water though.
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I have used all solid crimp rings on both of my trailer refits, it isnt too hard with a bit of planning.

I wanted to go blue and red with my last job, but when I went to get the tube the white was a lot cheaper,,, and I was on a budget......

I used red tape on the hot.
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Colored tape is a good idea another way of marking the lines would be with colored "zip ties"
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Definitely PEX!
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Old 06-21-2014, 01:28 AM   #24
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there is always an odd ball case

I have the grey tubing in the house going to a toilet. PO said PO put it in because the supply to the toilet kept freezing.( 4 or five times a year until I found where the cold air was coming in to feed the wood stove )
SO…….18 years of freezing 4 or 5 times a year and still no damage.
SO…….If the new PEX is better than the grey…GO WITH PEX
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We put in PEX five years ago, and have been very happy with it. Crimp rings throughout. No problems since install.

You can cut and lay out a section of the system, make everything fit, and then take the whole assembly to a place where the crimping tool has room to work. The fittings can be rotated after they're crimped, so no problem if something turns a little while you're moving the assembly around.

Plan the last crimp or two for a place where there's room for the tool to work.

Remember to make a drawing of the original system before you cut it out.
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