Pex A - crimping?

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  1. David Yates

    David Yates New Member

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    I will be assisting a friend re-pipe his house to get rid of the poly-b pipes which have been leaking all over the house.

    We would like to use uponor pex-a.

    My question is: if we have to use some “poly-b” fittings in some unusual situations, can we crimp/clamp pex-a as if it was pex-b?

    Dave
     
  2. Reach4

    Reach4 Well-Known Member

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    Yes.
     
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  4. David Yates

    David Yates New Member

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    Thanks - I use the SS clamps but I can’t imagine that changes anything
     
  5. Reach4

    Reach4 Well-Known Member

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    I can imagine reasons why I might want to do that. One is having side access but not easy end-on access.Less obvious is that I might not find the fitting that I want in F1960. For example, if I wanted to run 3/8 to a lav, I might want to use one of the many available fittings available in F2159 or F1807.

    You will probably find this table of interest: https://www.pexuniverse.com/types-of-pex-fittings
     
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