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Old 02-29-2012, 12:04 AM   #1
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I read somewhere that for code approval behind walls, compression sleeve connections are approved, but that crimped ring connections are not approved.

Is this just different wording for the same type of connection or are they different from each other ?

What is the difference and why are compression sleeve connections more reliable than crimped ring connections ?

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Old 02-29-2012, 12:10 AM   #2
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I read somewhere that for code approval behind walls, compression sleeve connections are approved, but that crimped ring connections are not approved.

Is this just different wording for the same type of connection or are they different from each other ?

What is the difference and why are compression sleeve connections more reliable than crimped ring connections ?

Thanks,
Arky
With Pex You have to flare out the pex with the tool and on the pex you have a ring that slip over it before the flaring. Once that is done you quickly slip the pex pro fitting in and it will hold for ever! And the crimp is junk IMHO. and the only company that makes the best is Upinor.

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I read somewhere that for code approval behind walls, compression sleeve connections are approved, but that crimped ring connections are not approved.

Is this just different wording for the same type of connection or are they different from each other ?

What is the difference and why are compression sleeve connections more reliable than crimped ring connections ?

Thanks,
Arky
Crimp rings are approved and are used nation wide. Some don't like them but I think they're the cat's meow
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Never once had a crimp ring fail.
No matter what we say your local code is all that matters. Make a call and find out.
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