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Old 03-29-2014, 11:09 AM   #11
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Re: Pex crimp or cinch/pinch rings?

I have been using shark bite more money, but nice to work with , can be used over and over, u can make changes any time, and repairs , plus you can still move the pipe around after the fitting has been put in. on the down side is the cost, and I find them a bit bulky in some places
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Old 10-12-2014, 10:01 PM   #12
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Re: Pex crimp or cinch/pinch rings?

Just wondering if anyone else cares about the lead in the brass pex fitting as much as I do. They are illegal for use in ca and vt. And I kinda feel like they should be. Lead kills people and if you are drinking a tiny tiny bit over the course of 5 years what do you think will happen.
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Old 10-12-2014, 11:48 PM   #13
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Re: Pex crimp or cinch/pinch rings?

I cared enough to buy only lead-free brass fittings. They aren't hard to find on amazon and most stores are phasing out the non lead-free style. Watts products are easy to know if they're lead-free ; the product number will start with "LF".
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Old 10-12-2014, 11:50 PM   #14
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Also, lead-free us a but misleading. I think products can still have 0.8% lead content, down from 8%.
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Old 10-13-2014, 03:59 AM   #15
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how the fittings working for you?
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Old 10-13-2014, 09:21 AM   #16
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I haven't got much use out of them yet. Visibly, they don't look any different. From what I understand the lead is added to help with tooling, not necessarily for longevity or quality. Brass with a high lead content doesn't dull cutting edges as quickly as brass with low lead content.
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this is very true, some of the steels we use are "L" for the easier machining
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Old 10-16-2014, 10:27 PM   #18
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Also, lead-free us a but misleading. I think products can still have 0.8% lead content, down from 8%.

Yea. Less than "they" say is harmful. I say 0.0 isn't harmful. Call me crazy.
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