the old dog is learning a new trick. next trick pro press. it doesn't bite. i have some good treats when you try it. good boy.
dog, just a little dogging. thought i would never hear this from you. you have mellowed out too. i switched to lower case, you paid a compliment, i think?
i step at a time.
Don't let your guard down Rick, your one wrong comment away from an ***-nipping. [img]smile.gif[/img]
I used Pex because it was specified. The interesting thing is that I thought from the beginning that we would have problems with the building department, which we did. The California Plumbing Code prohibits the use of PEX in medical facilities (see 2001 CPC, section 604.1, Exception #3).
The customer eventually got it approved.
I found it difficult to work with, but that was the result of the particular location and system we installed.
We used the expanding ring type which I think is different than that used in residential. You could probably fill me in that.
the dog :cool:
dog, no biting yet. the style of connector is typically proprietery to the brand of material being used. that's a draw back. if the material used a small ring of tubing that was slipped onto the pipe and then expanded until the fitting was able to slip in. it sounds like it was wirsboro brand pipe.
the big problem with service on all the different brands of pipe is having all the compatable fittings and tools to crimp or expand their brand of material. fortunatly the new shark bite fittings are compatable with most brands of tubing. copper, pex, cpvc. good to have a small selection of fittings to get through that emergency.
dog you get a bone.
Thanks for your comments. Sorry for my delayed response, I lost the link to this forum for a bit. I'll soldier on with my Vanguard plans....