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Old 03-08-2017, 09:19 PM   #1
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Pex Uponor options?


Want to add a cold water faucet in the basement and the plumbing is Pex Uponor that the plumber installed with an expansion tool. What are my options if I want to add a Tee into the 3/4" line and then run 1/2" down to my new faucet? I have all the tools to work with regular PEX and the crimp rings. But never dealt with the expansion type rings and fittings. Is there a way to add a Tee into the line without an expensive tool? Then I can just use regular PEX tubing/fittings/crimp rings if I can adapt from the expansion to crimp style. Not a huge fan of sharkbite fittings but can they be used for going from expansion to regular style pex?
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You can use regular crimp ring or Sharkbite fittings with Uponer PEX. Use the crimp rings...
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Old 03-09-2017, 06:14 AM   #3
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Uponor PEX is Type A PEX. Any crimp ring system compatible with Type A PEX should work fine. As a point of reference, the dimensions for Type A, Type B and Type C PEX are standardized, however Type A is more flexible, so it works with the expansion rings Uponor uses.
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That's good to hear that I can use crimp rings with it. Thanks.
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