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  • Wirsbo brass fittings and heat

    Hi,
    I had to correct a couple of wirsbo fittings and had difficulty cutting the PEX off them without damaging them so i heated the brass fittings to melt away the plastic (even that took time). My questions are: Has the heat in any way compromised the brass fittings? I used a regular propane torch, blue cylinder. What is the best way to get the tough PEX off of these fittings in order to reuse them?
    Thanks

  • #2
    Re: Wirsbo brass fittings and heat

    The Wirsbo siminar I went to the instructor first cut off the outer ring with a sharp box knife then used his electric heat gun to heat the tubing and it slid right off. I'm sure that a propane torch would be safe to do the same as long as you only added the heat neccesary to soften the plastic tubing.

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    • #3
      Re: Wirsbo brass fittings and heat

      I added enough heat to melt the tubing off.

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      • #4
        Re: Wirsbo brass fittings and heat

        I allways cut them off with a box cutter. As long as there is no pex residue on the fitting I don't think the flame would have hurt the fitting.

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        • #5
          Re: Wirsbo brass fittings and heat

          If the brass is clean and not burred then it is ok to re use.

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