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Re: Any Pex B pipe or fitting failures?
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2018, 11:49:56 AM »

I find a duct blade in the sawzall works well.
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Re: Any Pex B pipe or fitting failures?
« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2018, 05:44:09 PM »

I bet an oscillating saw with a blade for wood with nails would be the best way to cut copper rings off pex. I will have to give it  a try. I just got a Dewalt 20v one and can't believe how good it works.
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Re: Any Pex B pipe or fitting failures?
« Reply #17 on: March 24, 2018, 06:27:20 PM »

I think the one case of leaking SS clamps it was an issue of off brand clamps with the wrong tool. They switched to oetiker brand and had no further issues.
Pex is really an amazingly reliable system.
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Re: Any Pex B pipe or fitting failures?
« Reply #18 on: March 24, 2018, 07:41:15 PM »

I got some cheap no name ssc tools that Nature's Comfort was selling. They didn't properly crimp the clamp and a few leaked. I just recrimped the same clamp with a good tool and they never leaked again.

I only use those tools to break clamps now.
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Re: Any Pex B pipe or fitting failures?
« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2018, 12:58:06 PM »

There was a lawsuit against Nibco awhile back for supposedly there brand of pipe failing at the fittings.



https://www.classaction.org/nibco-cpi-pex-plumbing

I found one article that stated that the whole nibco pipe failure was Pex C that is much less resistant to water quality issues. ?
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