Re: Connecting PEX to PB
Posted by Chris on June 09, 2003 at 13:43:00:
In response to Re: Connecting PEX to PB

That's what I was afraid of (i.e. no combination of parts that will make this easier than using inline adapter connectors everywhere).

Thanks Deb! (Pipewench, hee hee)

: :
: : Yes, thanks Deb. But I want to connect PEX to a PB elbow or T. Otherwise I have to do like you say and add an inline connector everywhere. I would like to avoid adding an inline and connect PEX directly to a PB fitting.
: : Thanks!

: That's not going to happen....:-(
: The interior diameters are quite a bit different.
: Deb
: The Pipewench
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: : : My house was built in 1988 and has PB (gray) pipe with mostly plastic fittings. As I do repairs I would like to replace sections with PEX. I have the crimpers and they work on either pipe. I understand the crimp rings have different ID's so are not interchangeable, and that the PB fittings have 4 or more ribs while the PEX fittings have 2 ribs. My questions are:
: : : 1) Can I attach PEX pipe to a PB fitting? If so, how?
: : : 2) Can I attach PB pipe to a PEX fitting? If so, how?

: : : I ask this because I would like to replace sections at the fittings (U's and T's) and I only know of inline connectors for joining PEX to PB. I don't want to repipe the whole house and I am not having any leak problems (just normal faucet type stuff that needs replacing).

: : : Thanks Terry,
: : : Chris

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