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Old 01-04-2015, 02:35 PM   #1
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Question Pex tool for inserting tube into fittings

I'm working on switching the leaky copper with Pex in Shiny Beast but I'm finding it hard to push the pipe into the fittings. Is there a tool already out there to do this before I build one myself? Currently I'm banging them together with a rubber hammer where I can safely.
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Old 01-04-2015, 02:46 PM   #2
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Warming the tube will help.


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Thanks, I'll try that too.
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Warm the tube with a 'heat gun'.. not a hair dryer... do some 'samples' to get the hang of it.. also.. warm the fitting... because that will keep the pex pliable longer..
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