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  • #16
    Re: Pex rumour

    Originally posted by Scott K View Post
    Like I said - he said PLASTIC - CRIMP - RINGS. He's not stupid, he wasn't born yesterday.
    Hey Scott did you ever find a link for the plastic rings, or hear anything more about them?

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    • #17
      Re: Pex rumour

      How long do you think plastic fitting are gonna last ?
      The Garden hose is sounding better and better

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      • #18
        Re: Pex rumour

        Originally posted by DELCASE View Post
        How long do you think plastic fitting are gonna last ?
        The Garden hose is sounding better and better
        Are you referring to the plastic expansions rings, the plastic crimp rings or actual plastic fittings?

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        • #19
          Re: Pex rumour

          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.

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          • #20
            Re: Pex rumour

            Originally posted by eddiegoodfellar View Post
            Are you referring to the plastic expansions rings, the plastic crimp rings or actual plastic fittings?

            Left out the S
            plastic fittings

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            • #21
              Re: Pex rumour

              Originally posted by DELCASE View Post
              Left out the S
              plastic fittings
              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)

              *Uponor has black plastic fittings that use a plastic expansion ring. http://www.uponor.com/en/Solutions/P.../Fittings.aspx

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              • #22
                Re: Pex rumour

                I don't think there is any such thing as a plastic crimp ring. If there was I'm pretty sure one of us would have heard of it by now.

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                • #23
                  Re: Pex rumour

                  Ranger ole buddy, where in hell have you been?
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                  • #24
                    Re: Pex rumour

                    Originally posted by NHMaster3015 View Post
                    Ranger ole buddy, where in hell have you been?

                    Still around and staying out of trouble.

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                    • #25
                      Re: Pex rumour

                      Where's the fun it that?
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                      • #26
                        Re: Pex rumour

                        I am not a fan of pex. It never looks good, I dont see a savings.The manifolds are junk!! I always try to talk them into CPVC.

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                        • #27
                          Re: Pex rumour

                          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!

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                          • #28
                            Re: Pex rumour

                            Another use for wiersbo rings is to Hold the head on your snake in an Emergancy ... But they are excellant on hose fittings

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                            • #29
                              Re: Pex rumour

                              Residential fire suppression is coming around for plumbers
                              Taking a class at the uponor factory in March to learn/get certified
                              on the fire side of all this.
                              Should be interesting.

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