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Old 01-27-2010, 11:49 AM   #1
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First of all this is a great forum. I am getting ready to redo the plumbing in my house with pex. From what I've read wirsbo is one of the best pex lines to use so I plan on using the aquapex. From talking with the people at pexsupply I can use either the wirsbo expander tool which is better or I could use the stainless steel clamps which is cheaper. I'm just looking for some more input on which tool to use and would be interested to know when it comes to the fittings T's, elbows, etc. which is prefered brass or plastic. Which ever tool I buy I plan on keeping it incase I need to make a repair or add another line on down the road.
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:23 PM   #2
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First of all this is a great forum. I am getting ready to redo the plumbing in my house with pex. From what I've read wirsbo is one of the best pex lines to use so I plan on using the aquapex. From talking with the people at pexsupply I can use either the wirsbo expander tool which is better or I could use the stainless steel clamps which is cheaper. I'm just looking for some more input on which tool to use and would be interested to know when it comes to the fittings T's, elbows, etc. which is prefered brass or plastic. Which ever tool I buy I plan on keeping it incase I need to make a repair or add another line on down the road.
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I've only ever seen Pex installed with crimp rings in residential work. Use as few fittings as possible. Every fitting is a reduction in diameter and a potential leak. Use brass fittings and make sure to check your crimp rings. Most leaks occur due to skipping this step.

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