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rodg2915 03-07-2007 01:05 PM

Pex Piping
 
Adding a a Master bath (standing shower, vanity, jet tub, toilet) to our exsisting house. Is PEX the way to go? And is it DIY friendly?

Ron The Plumber 03-07-2007 06:49 PM

Pex is the way to god and is easy to install, the tool is spendy tho.

rodg2915 03-08-2007 06:43 AM

Can you rent the crimper?

Ron The Plumber 03-08-2007 07:17 AM

Check your plumbing store and ask them.

What have I done 03-08-2007 12:19 PM

pex tubing
 
I am redoing an old farmhouse. Plan to re-plum the whole place using pex. Should I be using 3/4" or 1/2" pex off the manifolds?

redline 03-08-2007 12:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by What have I done (Post 36179)
I am redoing an old farmhouse. Plan to re-plum the whole place using pex. Should I be using 3/4" or 1/2" pex off the manifolds?


What fixtures will be connected and how many?

rodg2915 03-08-2007 01:16 PM

I'm going with 1/2 all around. 1 kitchen sink, 1 dishwasher, 1 tub/shower combo, 1 jet tub, 1, standing shower, 2 bath sinks, 2 toilets, 2 outside specs., 1 washer

RippySkippy 03-09-2007 11:51 AM

Price of the tool will vary depending on the type of system you choose. The combo tool for the copper crimp rings are about $100 and it'll do 1/2 and 3/4. In addition, I got the ring crusher (cutter) to salvage fittings in the $40 range.

I used 1/2 for all fixtures, home runs to a manifold.

bjd123 03-14-2007 11:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RippySkippy (Post 36334)
Price of the tool will vary depending on the type of system you choose. The combo tool for the copper crimp rings are about $100 and it'll do 1/2 and 3/4. In addition, I got the ring crusher (cutter) to salvage fittings in the $40 range.

I used 1/2 for all fixtures, home runs to a manifold.

Hi Rippy. Where did you buy this combo tool that does both 1/2 and 3/4 crimps? I've only found tools that do either 1/2 or 3/4 but not both. They cost $95 each. Ouch!

Thanks,
Brian

RippySkippy 03-14-2007 02:10 PM

I got mine from Menards, I think its a sioux chief brand.

By the way, when I pressure tested the system, I didn't know where the manifolds would end up, so I hooked them up on the basement floor. The ring crusher worked very well...it cuts through one side, rotate the cutter 90 degrees, and start the cutting action, the ring just unfolds off the fitting.

Rip

rodg2915 03-20-2007 11:59 AM

Are there any PVC or CPVC stub ins available for pex? or is it all copper? Also are there straight stub ins or is it all 90's?

RippySkippy 03-20-2007 09:00 PM

Menards has a variety of copper stubs, I don't recall but believe there was one that was straight. Check out http://www.siouxchief.com/Frm_MS.cfm for a large selection.

Rather than switch material, why not stub out with pex, dress it with a sleeve, attach a shut off on the pex stub?

PlumbinginIA 03-22-2007 10:23 PM

I'm a llttle leery about the crimp style of pex. Be sure to install it perfectly. I have replaced a few crimp pex systems do to leaking and broken rings. That can leave quite the mess.

Jeekinz 04-11-2007 12:34 PM

Since I learned how to solder, I won't be getting the PEX set-up anytime soon. But, why all the fuss on the cost of the tool? Once you have it, it's yours and you never have to buy another one. It probobly cost the same as 1 hr. labor for a plumber.

Nhrafan 04-12-2007 12:11 PM

As an option to the compressions, what does everyone think of these?

http://www.cashacme.com/sharkbite.php

I recently used them to go from copper to cpvc (i hate soldering) and they worked great. No tools to install at all.
I don't know where they are able to be installed (codes and whatnot) but they worked for me.


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