Pex Expander

SIERRADMAX Posted By SIERRADMAX, Jul 3, 2013 at 11:15 AM

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  1. SIERRADMAX

    SIERRADMAX
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    I have two wirsbo 1/2" pex lines I need to have expanded to fit a 3/4" copper adapter. Local plumber wants $150 and I hate to buy a $200 tool for two fittings. Any other options?
     
  2. ironpony

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    could you use a pex to 1/2 inch MIP and then a 3/4 copper to 1/2 inch FIP and thread them together.
     
  3. blujacket

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    Have you checked to see if you could rent the tool?
     
  4. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw
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    Is there a Shark Bite fitting(s) that you could use?
     
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  5. USMC80

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    Think there is a 1/2" x 3/4" sharkbite he could use
     
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  6. SIERRADMAX

    SIERRADMAX
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    I like the tool rental idea. I forgot to mention it's for hydronic heating application using HePex (oxygen barrier). Not sure if sharkbite fittings would be suitable for this application.
     
  7. PapaDave

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    Not sure I'd expand 1/2" to fit 3/4.
    There are plenty of 1/2 to 3/4 adapters out there.
     
  8. Ehouse

    Ehouse
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    One local HW store will let you use the tool free if you buy the fittings from them. Check around. I've heated a tapered drift pin in a pinch, slid the pex on the fitting, and applied a small hose clamp. Against all the rules I know but hasn't failed in 3 years.
     
  9. Seasoned Oak

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    Theres a sharkbite for every job ,dont see any reason not to use for heating pipe.
     
  10. Dune

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    ask a different plumber offer $50 cash. It is a 5 minute job tops.
     
  11. Seasoned Oak

    Seasoned Oak
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    You can buy a pex tool that crimps all 3 sizes 3/8-1/2-3/4 and uses a vise grip pliers at Home depot for about $35 if your interested.
     
  12. tekguy

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    i am big fan of buying tool in that scenario.. the second time you use it, its free
     
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