Are all pex crimpers the same?

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by spresco, Jan 29, 2007.

  1. spresco

    spresco New Member

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    I have compared crimp rings and fittings for both Vanguard and Zurn. The Vanguard crimp rings are a little wider and a bit thicker than Zurns rings. The fittings look to be the same. Can you use a Zurn crimper on a Vanguard crimp ring as long as you use a Vanguard go/no go gage? The Vanguard crimpers are more expensive.
     
  2. dubldare

    dubldare Plumber/Gasfitter

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    Check the ASTM numbers on the fittings, piping and the rings. Same numbers- same tool.
     
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  4. RRW

    RRW New Member

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    My daughter just loaned me a copy of the "household handyman" and there is a pretty extensive article on PEX. I noticed that they stated that different manufacturers have different crimp tools which are not interchangeable. You might want to check it out. Good Luck
     
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