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Old 11-28-2011, 04:07 PM   #1
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Fresh water plumbing clamps

When you modify/repair plumbing what do you replace the crimp-on clamps with? I assume little worm-drive clamps but maybe there's something cleverer.
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When you modify/repair plumbing what do you replace the crimp-on clamps with? I assume little worm-drive clamps but maybe there's something cleverer.
Worm clamps won't work on PEX fittings. You need to either use the same crimp on clamp and crimp it with an expensive tool or replace the fitting with one of the tool less fittings such as Sharkbites. If you are dealing with only a few fittings or there isn't enough room to use a crimping tool, then the tool less fittings are more practical.
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Old 11-29-2011, 08:15 AM   #3
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Hmmm, I'll look into "Sharkbites". Did some searching and haven't found the crimp tool. Know a cource for that? I see the you used the word "expensive" so SharkBait caught my attention.
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Sharkbites and similar connectors are available at most hardware stores and home centers. They also have the crimp tools if you are curious (you don't need a crimp tool if using Sharbites). You can also get the fittings from Amazon.com. There are other brands of tool less fittings available but I don't remember the names off the top of my head.

Look for a demo on Sharkbite fittings.
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There's 2 types of PEX out there. There's the expanding tool type which is about a $200.00 tool and there's the crimp type which is what our trailers have.
I don't think you can use the actual Shark Bites as they are for copper pipe use which will have a different wall thickness than that of PEX. PEX tubing has similar fittings with clamps much like shark bites that can be found online or in HI stores.

Do a search on John Guest fittings for PEX and you will find what your looking for.
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There's 2 types of PEX out there. There's the expanding tool type which is about a $200.00 tool and there's the crimp type which is what our trailers have.
I don't think you can use the actual Shark Bites as they are for copper pipe use which will have a different wall thickness than that of PEX. PEX tubing has similar fittings with clamps much like shark bites that can be found online or in HI stores.

Do a search on John Guest fittings for PEX and you will find what your looking for.
Look at the video I linked. SharkBites has fittings that can be used just for copper only but also make fittings than can be used on PEX, copper, and CPVC.
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I stand corrected. I only had experience with the copper only Shark bites from a local HI store. Good to know for future needs.
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That was a good link Jeannie. Thanks.
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That was a good link Jeannie. Thanks.
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I stand corrected. I only had experience with the copper only Shark bites from a local HI store. Good to know for future needs.
No problem. Guest is another brand I've heard of and will also work well. Here's another video (gotta love Google) that shows various kinds of push on, compression, expansion, and crimp on connections. It doesn't give any brand names so it's just to satisfy curiousity about the options out there.
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