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Old 10-10-2019, 02:36 PM   #1
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PEX crimp tool

I'm tired of push-on PEX connectors leaking!

I ordered this tool and fittings from Amazon. Has anyone had any experience with these?

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I have one, it works well but they are almost impossible to use in a confined space. Behind a toilet for example. I know that from personal experience. You have to spread the handles so far apart to operate the tool that it demands a lot of space. Maybe one with a ratcheting action might work better if they exist. But would be much more expensive.
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I've installed a couple of shark bites in our fifth wheel. No issues other than the first time I installed one I did not cut the end perfectly square with a good sharp cutter. It leaked until I did so. I guess it was a little egg shaped due to the cutter I used. It was a field repair due to emergency leak.

You should have no problems if you use the tools noted. Do yourself a favor and purchase the cutter they sell...also available at HD. No problems, you won't have to do it over!
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Hopefully the pliers will come with a go/no go gauge......after crimping they have a gauge that slips over the crimp to see if it's been crimped enough....
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My local plumbing supply store will lend you the tool with a deposit if you purchase the fittings from them. It is a high end ratchet style that will work in tight spaces. I don't understand why they just don't use a more user friendly type of tubing though!
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I have one, it works well but they are almost impossible to use in a confined space. Behind a toilet for example. I know that from personal experience. You have to spread the handles so far apart to operate the tool that it demands a lot of space. Maybe one with a ratcheting action might work better if they exist. But would be much more expensive.
The one I ordered has the ratcheting action.
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I've installed a couple of shark bites in our fifth wheel. No issues other than the first time I installed one I did not cut the end perfectly square with a good sharp cutter. It leaked until I did so. I guess it was a little egg shaped due to the cutter I used. It was a field repair due to emergency leak.

You should have no problems if you use the tools noted. Do yourself a favor and purchase the cutter they sell...also available at HD. No problems, you won't have to do it over!
I already have the ratcheting cutter!
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I have that exact crimping tool (got it at Home Depot) and have done dozens of crimps with it doing several plumbing projects in the coach and it works great. I recommend using brass plumbing fittings instead of plastic when using it.
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The one I ordered has the ratcheting action.
I bought a ratcheting one from Lowes about 5 years ago. About $30 if I remember right but I think I got a handful of clamps with it. I've had nothing but good luck with it. I also use it for fastening rubber or PVC/vinyl soft tubing to barbed fittings and have never had a problem with a leak. I'm still buying the clamps at my local Lowes. A great investment.
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I have that exact crimping tool (got it at Home Depot) and have done dozens of crimps with it doing several plumbing projects in the coach and it works great. I recommend using brass plumbing fittings instead of plastic when using it.
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I like that tool. Very affordable.
I've used a screw type hose clamp in tight places and it works well.
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I bought two, one for he coach and one for the house. I also bought bags of several size clamps. I use them in place of hose clamps on many projects, like garden hoses.
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I have the same tool. If you take your time on the first squeeze you can go back and get a better bite. Use the stainless steel clamps. I just replaced a transmission line with rubber hose regular hose clamps always seeped. Used the pex clamps and no seepage.the trans line has more pressure than any water line.If you have to remove a stainless steel clamp get a really good sharp wire cutters and cut the crimp or if you have slack cut the pex
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Use brass crimp rings for sure.
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