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Old 08-12-2010, 02:00 PM   #1
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Hey Guys,

So my wife wants me to move the washer to the basement b/c it flooded recently and did a lot of damage. I was doing a little research and was thinking about using PEX to reroute the water lines. I want to do it right- so I don't have any leaks again! Therefore I was looking at these two tools...

Anybody ever use the 15" HydroPex crimp kit? It's $120.00 and covers 3/8" to 3/4".

Or then there is Jenny Tool's Compact PEX tool w/ changable dies? It also covers 3/8" to 3/4" but is a bit cheaper. Looks like its pretty good quality. Anyone ever use these two products before?


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Old 08-12-2010, 02:28 PM   #2
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I can't speak about Jenny, never used one.

At home I use a ratchet crimper by Watts. At work we use Wirsbo and Watts.

I prefer the stainlees steel band clamps for home projects but have also used ProPex expander with great results.

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smells a little spammy to me.......
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I love the smell of spam...fried.
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Crap crap crappity crap.
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smells a little spammy to me.......
Just cause JennyTools & the poster are both in Pa ?
Possibly in the same neighborhood ?
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Make sure you match the tool to the fitting. I use Wirsbo tubing and fittings, therefore I use a Wirsbo expander tool. Works well, although on some cuts I have had trouble keeping the retaining ring in place, requiring a second cut and installation. This is mostly an issue with 3/4 inch pipe, has not been a problem on 1/2 inch pipe.
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Hmmm, this is the second DIY site I have seen "advertising" Jenny Tools.
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Just cause JennyTools & the poster are both in Pa ?
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How do you know the poster is in PA?
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I bought a Kobalt 1/2" ring crimper from Lowes and have had good luck with it so far. The ring cutter is another story. It worked fine at first and then stopped cutting until I adjusted it to cut deeper but not it comes close to the fitting. I think the blade must have dulled somewhat.

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