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Old 03-16-2013, 07:22 PM   #1
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pex to copper is this acceptable


The plumbing in my bathroom is being change to accommodate a double bowl vanity. I've never seen anything but copper used. Is this acceptable?
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:27 PM   #2
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Yes if you used the pex crimping tool. If not i suggest you buy a sharkbyte fitting with pex stiffeners.

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Old 03-16-2013, 07:36 PM   #3
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Thank you so much for responding. I am not doing this myself. A contractor is completing my bathroom. I will ask about using the right crimping tool. This will be behind a wall and I was concerned that it may not be as good as copper.

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Thank you so much for responding. I am not doing this myself. A contractor is completing my bathroom. I will ask about using the right crimping tool. This will be behind a wall and I was concerned that it may not be as good as copper.
That is a common crimping method
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Using a hose Clamp???? No it is not acceptable.
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Using a hose Clamp???? No it is not acceptable.
I didn't see anyone mention hose clamp...
Granted the picture is blurry. If it is irrigation crimp ring then change it. But a normal cinch/crimp ring is standard practice.
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Look again it's not a hose clamp.
Looks like one of these.
http://www.pexsupply.com/HydroPEX-HC...-bag-3854000-p

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Look again it's not a hose clamp.
Looks like one of these.
http://www.pexsupply.com/HydroPEX-HC...-bag-3854000-p
That's what I thought too- use them all the time. One tool for 3 pipe sizes
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That's what I thought too- use them all the time. One tool for 3 pipe sizes

OK E !! you don't know everything you know!

Ps... i hate that plastic stuff,,
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OK E !! you don't know everything you know!

Ps... i hate that plastic stuff,,
It's not my favorite either but- better get used to the stuff cuz it's not going away......
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A better picture


Hope this helps to see it better. I want to make sure before the wall gets closed back up. Thanks.
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I didn't see anyone mention hose clamp...
Granted the picture is blurry. If it is irrigation crimp ring then change it. But a normal cinch/crimp ring is standard practice.
I posted a more clear picture to see what type of clamp it is.
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Tip: zoom all the way out and push that little icon of a flower. That means Macro. Its for close ups. I thought I saw a hex worm screw, sorry.
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Yes that is a proper stainless steel crimp ring and a proper copper to pex fitting, looks a-okay to me
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Thanks for the photo taking tip. Unfortunately I was using my phone and that was the best I could do. Thanks for responding.

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