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Old 01-17-2008, 06:51 PM   #1
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Decided on PEX Should I use Clamp or Expansion?


I have been trying to choose the PEX system I want to use. I don't have a lot of line to run but I was wondering which system is better and easier to use in tight places Clamps or Expansion (Wirsbo)? Thanks.

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Wirsbo is easier to use in small spaces as you don't have to work the crimper in there. I also regard it as a superior system to the crimp rings. I can't make any promises on the quality of any pex system though.

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Ok thanks. The tools seem to be the expensive part of Pex. I will probably go with Wirsbo since I can get the tool on Ebay for about the same as the crimping tool from Home Depot and most of the pros I spoke with like Wirsbo. Does anyone have experience with both? Thanks.
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I've used both and you already have my opinion. The Wirsbo tool ($280) is a lot more expensive then the crimp tool ($90). You can buy the Wirsbo tool then sell it again and recoup most of your money but I'd hold onto it, it may come in handy in the future.
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Do you know any of the inferior qualities the crimping system may have?
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