Codes for PEX

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  1. cybervex

    cybervex New Member

    Feb 26, 2008
    IT Systems Administrator
    Southfield, MI
    Is there a code that specifies the distance that a pex crimp ring has to be from the shoulder of the fitting I am crimping to. The instructions say between 1/8 and 1/4 from the shoulder.

    Called for a plumbing inspection yesterday morning. The inspector said he would be there at noon. I wish I could have stayed for the inspection but I had to have my mother-in-law wait for him as he did not show until 2:15. He looked (did not check or measure) at the pex crimp fittings and said they were too far from the shoulder of the fitting. He also stated that the crimps were too tight and the pex was bulging and I should have been using a go/no go gauge (again he did not check, just looked).

    When I got home from work yesterday I checked the distance on every crimp in the house to confirm I was between 1/8 and 1/4 inch. I also checked, again, the crimp rings with the gauge to find that once again they all pass according to the gauge.

    Is this just some ploy to get money out of me? Am I really supposed to rework all these crimps to possibly have this ass fail them again as I have to pay for the 3rd inspection?

    Not sure what I am supposed to do here:confused::confused::confused:
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona

    IF you are absolutely certain that the rings are on according to the MANUFACTURER's specifications and the pass the "GO" and "NO GO" gauge test, then call him back or talk to his supervisor.
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