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Re: LogStor Connections
« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2019, 11:26:33 AM »

When I get home, I’ll post a picture of the pex x male pipe they use, I have a few in stock if you need them but I suggest your dealer stock them.
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Re: LogStor Connections
« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2019, 02:42:03 PM »

Okay great thanks...I also checked with the supplier again and he said "I would use 1M x 1 barb insert brass with T-bolt clamps" so I assume that's what he originally sent me.
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Re: LogStor Connections
« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2019, 08:22:26 PM »

That looks like a fitting for poly pipe. 1" 160 psi poly pipe is almost the exact same dimensions as the logstor pex.
You have to heat the poly pipe up to get the fittings in and double clamp with screws not lined up. I never used one of them on pex but it would probably work fine if installed the same way. A pex cinch clamp will not fit. They are 1-1/8" and your pipe is 1-1/4" OD.
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Re: LogStor Connections
« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2019, 09:55:56 PM »

While we are on the subject, what type of pex is that inside of the logstor pipe? Type A or B?
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Re: LogStor Connections
« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2019, 09:50:13 PM »

I am 99% sure it is pex A. For some reason they don't seem to mention it anywhere on their website. A google search showed a result saying it is pex-a but when going to the link,  it goes to the FAQ page and the text from the search result is not there.
If you happen to have a pex expander tool, that would probably work to get those fittings in the pex.
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Re: LogStor Connections
« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2019, 06:58:02 AM »

PEX-A is neat stuff, the memory it has to return to its original shape after being kinked or crushed is amazing. The manual expander for 1"  can be found for $150, sleeves for $1 each, and the proper fittings for $5-$15 each, but...

That barbed adapter would probably work for the application and with a heat gun and non petroleum lube on the fitting it would probably slide in there like butter.
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Re: LogStor Connections
« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2019, 07:16:05 AM »

Those ideas may work BUT if you want to use the actual Logstor fittings, this is what they look like.
The outer collar is swelled but the bolt and plate to fit over the Logstor, once the pipe and collar are together the 1/2 inch bolt and plate are discarded and the 10 mm bolt nut and washer are used to tighten the collar around the pipe.
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Re: LogStor Connections
« Reply #22 on: March 31, 2019, 08:15:12 AM »

Those ideas may work BUT if you want to use the actual Logstor fittings, this is what they look like.
The outer collar is swelled but the bolt and plate to fit over the Logstor, once the pipe and collar are together the 1/2 inch bolt and plate are discarded and the 10 mm bolt nut and washer are used to tighten the collar around the pipe.
Slimjim...I haven't seen anything like that in my searches. I don't quite follow how it's installed ? I have had a look on-line and can't find anything like that, around here anyway. Strange that the guy I got the pipe from doesn't list them.. they look like they would work awesome and likely pricey too.
Maybe only available in the US ?

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Re: LogStor Connections
« Reply #23 on: March 31, 2019, 10:40:55 AM »

I’ve used the ones slim showed in his pictures, better than the old compression type, but you want to make sure your pex is lined up pretty well with the fitting. The collars have a couple of “hooks” on in that fit into a groove on the barb part of the fitting, get a little off and you can’t get both “hooks” into the groove on the barb, can be really aggravating, especially if your fighting them well below freezing and its snowing. And don’t let your “help” tighten the bolt on the collar or you’ll be digging thru your install trailer, the bed toolbox and the ashtray in your truck trying to find another metric bolt.

The barb is heavy duty though, nice thick walls, the OCD part of me wanted to run a drill bit thru it though and enlarge the hole a little.
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Re: LogStor Connections
« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2019, 07:22:24 AM »

Well, I have a call into the LogStor rep for Ontario. See what he says when he gets back to me. If I can't get the ones slimjim mentioned I will be on the hunt for the best alternative.
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Re: LogStor Connections
« Reply #25 on: April 01, 2019, 07:54:33 AM »

Good call! Whenever possible use what the manufacturer suggests!
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