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Old 01-31-2012, 11:56 PM   #16
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i agree with pex with viega press even for residential fire suppression (for the fire fighter side of you)
http://www.viega.net/xchg/en-us/hs.xsl/5208.htm

since you said cost is not a factor

but this is not what he is asking for so to help i would not recommend soft copper but hard copper instead of solder you have two options stab fitting (sharkbites or gator bites) which both are not plastic or the other and the best is propress

for fittings

http://www.viega.net/productcatalog.html#pg=U1

for tool which some small plumbing wholesaler rent

http://www.ridgid.com/Tools/Press-Tools/EN/index.htm

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Old 02-01-2012, 02:31 AM   #17
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Well I actually wanted to use pex at the beginning but what turned me off was that I couldn't get a straight answer as far as what would be the best fitting ,witch I think would be the weak link on the system .....from the research I have done the expandable fittings would be the best of the best ????? What do you guys think
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:28 PM   #18
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i like viega fitting cost a little more but the pull test on fittings and the error proof cup system sold me
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:54 PM   #19
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Like jay said viega is in my opinion the better of the "pex" fittings manufacturer... You might want to check out this site http://www.similarsites.com/site/pexsupply.com
A list of pex supply companies... I prefer http://www.pexsupply.com/...
They have an excellent customer service and large supply of pex fitting to choose from... Hope this helps
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Old 02-01-2012, 01:02 PM   #20
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I'm going to check it out now I'm between pex and rigid copper lol
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Old 02-01-2012, 05:57 PM   #21
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I learned to run PEX with the solid brass NIBCO barbed fittings and 1/8" stainless steel crimp rings. Barbed brass fittings go on the inside diameter and the crimp is tightened around the outside of the pipe onto the fitting. While not completely idiot-proof like the shark bites and other stab fittings they are insanely reliable.

Then again since you want to do home runs- the pricier jab fittings might be the way to go since you will only have a fitting at the fixture and your manifold. Jab fittings (at least the shark bites) have rubber o rings that make the seal- this might be a weak point years down the road when the rubber dries out but I've never heard of them failing.
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Well I will be doing this project this weekend I will be taking pictures and try to share with his you guys..
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Which one did you decide to go with, the pex or copper?
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I'm doing copper
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Good luck man, hope all goes well...
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Thanks will take pictures ill start at 8 am tomorrow
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Better finish before the game. You're going to need a toilet during halftime.
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Well it didn't take 2 days it took the whole week!!!!@@!

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Looks good!!!
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where does the hot water supply enter at besides that looks good as gold or copper

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