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Tricks to making PEX fit in small area?

1598 Views 12 Replies 3 Participants Last post by  WhatRnsdownhill
Excuse me for my stupid question:

I'm adding a hot/cold spigot to the house to replace a failing standard cold spigot. Since I'm plumbing the entire basement as well, I ordered a Spigot with PEX connectors, and I soldered on a ball-valve PEX stop onto the copper water supply.

I have abou 8inches between the spigot and shutoff valve: I already installed the spigot, and siliconed it as well.

Last night I decided to connect the PEX, and being the first time I've ever used it, ran into an issue: the PEX doesn't have enough flex to connect to the fixture to the supply.

Are there any tricks to this? Or do I need to cut the spigot out, and connect that way?
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just soak the piece of pex in super hot water, you can even boil it and it will become like a limp noodle..
Does it affect strength at all? Any issue using the Uponor PEX expansion tool with them hot?
no effect whatsoever, after you have the pex on the fittings you can wait a few minutes till it cools down and then crimp...there are temp ratings printed on the pex tubing..
that will work too, just move it around so you dont scorch the pex...
you should be able to get that no problem, even if you kink the pex by mistake, just heat it up and it will go back to original shape with no weakening of the pex..
I dont like that type of fitting, I use the copper crimp rings..worse case senario use some shark bite fittings
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