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according to Wirsbo, the PEX and rings are forever clamping down on the fitting, and therefore cannot come loose..... It seems to work pretty well, but it's a bummer sometimes that you can't dry fit with their system.
a PLASTIC CRIMP RING??? I've not heard of one, and would not likely trust it EVER.
But I also resisted using the copper crimp ring system...
Garden hoses? sure why not? Everything else in building construction is getting disposable, why shouldn't plumbing? (it's hard to type sarcasim )
We can start running DWV with garden hose too... better add a grinder pump to every toilet though.
The last time I asked about them at the wholesaler they said they they did not sell any of them (the plastic crimp fittings). The plastic Uponor Quick & Easy fittings (many people call them wirsbo fitting) are very common around here.
* the plastic fitting I was referring to were for "crimp" style fittings. I did not ask what type of crimp rings were used on them (maybe they are the plastic crimp rings Scott was talking about)
Funny how we all have different opinions and like different materials, makes it interesting for sure. In over 20 years of plumbing I've never installed a single stick of cpvc and never will, I just don't like it.
These days I do use Viega Pex with the stainless steel sleeves, love the stuff and when I'm done it looks good. I also use copper too but only use the ProPress fittings and they look great!
My rates for the Viega Pex are about the same as if I was using copper with sweat fittings and the ProPress jobs are a premium. I don't think I'll ever go back to running copper with sweat fittings. Viega makes both the copper Propress and the pureflow pex, this company changed the way I do business. Thank you Viega, and thank you Ridgid for the tool!