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Old 03-09-2010, 12:19 AM   #1
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How do I measure PEX


Please bear with me as I am new to this handyman stuff. I am going to do some work with pex pipe, but first I need to figure out what size I currently have in my house. How do I go about determining this? Seriously, I cant even find the answer on google. Please help me before I start conjuring up conspiracy theories. Thank you for your assistance.

PS, also does anyone recommend the crimping tools off of ebay?

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Old 03-09-2010, 05:26 AM   #2
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What size what?

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Where are you from?
How old is your current house?
Are you adding Pex, or replacing old with Pex?
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Here is how to figure out the size of the existing piping.

Copper--1/2 " copper --outside dimension-5/8----3/4"---outside--7/8

Galvanized--1/2 outside=3/4"--------3/4" outside=1"
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Here is how to figure out the size of the existing piping.

Copper--1/2 " copper --outside dimension-5/8----3/4"---outside--7/8

Galvanized--1/2 outside=3/4"--------3/4" outside=1"
And the copper sizes listed above are the OD sizes for PEX and CPVC.
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Any opinions on those mini PEX crimpers sold at Home Depot that utilize vice grips to do the crimping?

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but first I need to figure out what size I currently have in my house.
Ayuh,... Pex is sized by it's OD,... Unlike Pipe which is sized by ID...

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