I recently did some plumbing and ended up bringing the lines for one sink
through the wall too high. I don't want to toss out the shutoffs just
because they are crimped to a pex line.
Is it possible to cut off the crimps? Any easy way to do so?
Can you pull the shutoffs back thru the wall and push out other holes?
That'd probably be easier.
I'll bet there's a tool for this. Short of that, cut the pex
off the shutoffs and see if you can get a beefy pair of side cutters
or bolt cutters to grab the crimp. Or cut it with a metal
cutting wheel on a dremel. Obviously, if you gouge the nipple,
the shutoff is toast.
The bit of pex under the crimp is toast too.
Chris Lewis, Una confibula non set est
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It depends on the PEX as to how you remove the crimp. For the stuff I use,
Zurn, it is attached to fittings via a copper ring. You cut the PEX tube
then use a special cutting tool to remove the ring. I suspose you could
also use a Dremel and a cutting wheel - its just a copper ring, nothing hard
or tough. The PEX tube would be toast either way.
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