I would like to install an additional outdoor faucet and I have a new
home that has PEX piping. I am just an average DIYer and I have heard
that the crimping of PEX is a little tricky. True?
Also, will cutting PEX with a hacksaw be OK or do you have to use the
PEX cutting tool?
A little reading. The link below helped me git-r-done. Don't crimp
until you have the connectors in place and are happy. Let the
crimping tool do the work...it's not forced. Use the gauge (go - no-go
tool) to check the crimps.
Any cutter like those used to cut irrigation PVC and tubing.
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and a natural deficiency in moral fiber, and that I am therefore
excused from saving Universes."
To install one connection, it is just not worth buying the tools
to make the connection. Look for Qest or Wirsbro fittings to
make your single connection. Here is some info:
If you are going to buy the tool anyway, look into getting the
Zurn / Oetiker type stainless steel crimp ring model, rather than
the "bolt cutter" version that requires a different tool for each
size and can be difficult to fit into small spaces. here is some
(top posted for your convenience)
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DanG (remove the sevens)
I've always used a copper pipe cutter for pex. Works great, and very easy.
Crimping tool is no big deal, either; just line up the jaws on the ring &
close it up. Only hard part was getting it into tight spaces.
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