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Old 04-17-2016, 09:27 AM   #11
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I personally still use brass for male or female transitions. Not sure if they make them in plastic. For ball valves I use the brass crimp ones. Only pex I have ever worked with is the crimp style.
yes they make the poly male adapters and female adapters, if you wanted to make it all true poly pex fittings, and I use the copper rings...thanxs for the info..
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Pretty much the same here. Plastic fittings, brass valves and transitions. I worry as how the CxP fittings on the shower valves are going to hold up based on what I've seen with the brass fittings in the past.
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yes they make the poly male adapters and female adapters, if you wanted to make it all true poly pex fittings, and I use the copper rings...thanxs for the info..

the only plastic rings we use are the expanding rings that Wirsbo has with their products.... I have never seen any crimp rings that I would trust to hold up tension on the pipes over time........

as far as a transition fitting from poly to pex why not just install a sharkbite coupling ?????.
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We use the plastic fittings with copper crimp rings and it works good. Personally I would prefer the Viega plastic fittings with the stainless sleve already on them.
Yes....that^^^...I love when Viega started making the fittings with sleeves already on them. Saves time and headache
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Yes....that^^^...I love when Viega started making the fittings with sleeves already on them. Saves time and headache
At my last job we switched to the viega fittings with the sleves on the fitting and we used the propress tool with the jaws for it to press them and I loved it but where I work now it is just normal plastic fittings with copper rings. I repiped my own house with the viega and would do it again.
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At my last job we switched to the viega fittings with the sleves on the fitting and we used the propress tool with the jaws for it to press them and I loved it but where I work now it is just normal plastic fittings with copper rings. I repiped my own house with the viega and would do it again.
Dude...the propress tool is a must! I have a Ridgid that has the old terrible Makita batteries. Wish I could find new ones but they still get the job done!
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the only plastic rings we use are the expanding rings that Wirsbo has with their products.... I have never seen any crimp rings that I would trust to hold up tension on the pipes over time........

as far as a transition fitting from poly to pex why not just install a sharkbite coupling ?????.
thats not what I meant, instead of a brass valve with the brass pex barbs on it, you could use a ips ball valve with 2 plastic( poly) male adapters, so there are no brass pex fittings in the system..
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They manufacturer pex ball valves and pex MOEN valves, no threads duh

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They manufacturer pex ball valves and pex MOEN valves, no threads duh

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duh yes I know that, the conversation was if you did not want any brass pex fittings in the system...that includes the brass barbs on ball valves made for pex...
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duh yes I know that, the conversation was if you did not want any brass pex fittings in the system...that includes the brass barbs on ball valves made for pex...
Ok, then don't use any Brass, simple

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