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Old 12-17-2015, 05:48 PM   #1
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PEX water pipe ?

Do you recommend PEX and if so what size of pipe?
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Old 12-17-2015, 05:50 PM   #2
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I used 1/2
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Old 12-17-2015, 06:04 PM   #3
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Pex ?

Did you use a PEX crimper? if so did your rent one or buy one?
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Old 12-17-2015, 10:15 PM   #4
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[QUOTE=slager55;131321]Did you use a PEX crimper? if so did your rent one or buy one?[/QUO
I used sharkbite fittings , work great, and reusable, little more money worth it.
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I used 1/2" PEX also. It's quite freeze resistant (it stretches lengthwise rather than rupturing) but not very flexible. Used the clear reinforced plastic tubing where I needed to make any tight bends. Some members here have said that the clear tubing can be stretched/ruptured by high water pressures.

I got a cheap crimper at Home Depot that worked well for limited use.

Similar to this one:

SharkBite 3/8 in., 1/2 in. and 3/4 in. PEX Copper Crimp Tool with Integrated Go/No-Go Guage-23383 - The Home Depot
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Old 12-18-2015, 12:41 AM   #6
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I have that crimper too. I use it with a pair of vise grips and have to clamp down, re-adjust the vise grips, clamp again, etc for a few times. It's a pain compared to the $100 tool with the handles, but if you aren't doing too many crimps it's not a bad deal. The sharkbite connectors are easy, and removable, but at $6+ a pop, it adds up quickly.
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I'd advise to use the pinch style stainless steel pex rings. They're incredibly easy to install and the tool is reasonably priced ($50). Here's my thread on the subject: http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f13/pe...ings-9130.html
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I cannot imagine using anything else BUT PEX in a bus?
-much more flexible than copper
-much lighter than copper
-much cheaper than copper
-easily dismantled/re-installed with Sharkbites or nylon fittings(found at RV store)

*Sharkbites will end up costing as much as a crimper, BUT, they are easily removable with a $2 tool
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