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Old 08-11-2022, 08:22 PM   #1
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Looking to buy Milwaukee pex tool

Are you done with your plumbing? I'm looking to buy a Milwaukee pex expansion tool. Just like you, I just need it for the bus, and then someone else can buy it after we are done.

Please reach out if you have one you are done with!

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Old 08-11-2022, 10:45 PM   #2
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I have the dewalt pex a tool and it's awesome! I have repiped my whole house using pex a and I also built a house on my property using pex b. Both are great and for a house I recommend pex a as you get no flow reduction in the fittings. I wouldn't hesitate to use pex b in a bus conversion as it's much cheaper to get started..
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Old 08-12-2022, 12:18 AM   #3
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Thanks, appreciate the good words!
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Old 08-12-2022, 10:21 AM   #4
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Might be crossing wires in this thread.
OP said 'expansion tool'. That's for PEX A.
Milwaukee apparently makes a crimp tool also, which would be appropriate for pex b.
FYI I'm using a manual expander. Not as easy or convenient, but with 1/2" or less, it's easy enough. $100 for the kit and it's mine. Probably wouldn't want to do a house with it, but for our bus I'm happy with the choice. Did use it for 1", which was the max the kit supports. That was a challenge! 4 fittings and my arms were Jello lol. I'd personally consider 3/4" to be the practical limit.
From everything I've read, pex A with expansion fittings are the pinnacle of performance, particularly in the long term.
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Old 08-13-2022, 12:05 AM   #5
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Thanks. We have a plan for the plumbing, just need the tool!
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