plumbing with pex pipe

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  1. kritchie

    kritchie New Member

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    i am about to get started putting in a bathroom and laundry room, and i am going to use pex pipe and expander tool
    i have some pipe to use but am not sure i can use it.
    Is there a different kind of pex pipe for expander tools and the crimping tools?
    the pipe i have is pure link pex, and says it is potable.
    i hear about pex "a" and pex "b" but i had some installed in my house already by a pro and it does not say a or b on it
    can some one help my

    thanks
    kritchie
     
  2. Spydrweb1977

    Spydrweb1977 New Member

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    It must be "a" to use the expander tool. There is code stamped on the outside of all pex, I am not 100% sure how to interpret it, but it should tell you if it is a b or c type.. You could also google the brand and contact the manufacturer, but it must be a to use the expander tool and fittings, and I believe most of the expander fittings are brand specific, so if that type is a, that manufacturer probably has their own expansion fittings.
     
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  4. Spydrweb1977

    Spydrweb1977 New Member

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    http://www.heatlink.ca/

    It looks like this is the company that makes that pipe, I would call them to see if they have expansion fittings for it.

    Their contact info is on the website.
     
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