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Old 05-06-2013, 08:03 AM   #1
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Pex, Can I mix Viega Sleeves with crimp/cinch fittings?

I'm on a budget for my personal house, so I can't afford the best pex and fittings money can buy.

I have an HVAC friend who uses Viegea Sleeves with the fittings you normally see at home depot and lowes. The fittings are stamped Vangard, or sharkbite, or Sioux Chief. The big box stores only sell either Cinch or Crimp Rings for these. I can't find anywhere online that says you can interchange these types of fasteners.

The Viega fittings themselves are around $3, versus around 60 cents for the other type, so if possible, i'd like to use the cheaper ones.

Any thoughts on this?

Home depot/lowes style.

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I don't know if you can or not. But I sure as heck would doubt it, and I would never try it.


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