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Old 02-11-2008, 09:56 PM   #11
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Re: alternative to PEX crimpers?

some plumbing stores will rent out crimpers for cheap. all you'll need to do is put down a damage/theft deposit and it will be returned to you when you bring it back
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Old 02-11-2008, 10:59 PM   #12
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Re: alternative to PEX crimpers?

A local plumbing supply store just told me that PEX varies in diameter by brand, so this may be a factor for the push-together fittings. What he showed me were short lengths of thick stiff PEX, maybe five feet long, versus long coiled-up PEX that is more flexible but thinner, and the shark bites may not get a good enough grip. These were both labled 1/2 ". Sound right?
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Old 02-12-2008, 07:25 PM   #13
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Re: alternative to PEX crimpers?

I used the shark bite fittings from HD...Very happy with the results..Little pricey,,But for speed and easy no leak conections its the way to go...Oh dont forget the fitting release tool screw up and you cant pull it apart..its about 79cents and worth every pennie....
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Old 02-12-2008, 10:39 PM   #14
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Re: alternative to PEX crimpers?

Well I solved the same predicament by buying the tool then returning it. I couldn't find one to rent around here and yeah they're just too expensive.
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