What pex fittings are these??


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Old 10-08-17, 04:58 PM
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Question What pex fittings are these??

I have to tie in my existing pex lines and need to run more pex. These are the connectors the plumber used and I'd like to keep it uniform all the way through but I don't know what they are called. Anyone know?
 
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The color ring would seem to indicate it's a gas/water pex tee. Hand crimp style. Why not ask the plumber?
 
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Actually, I think the color just indicates the size ( 1/2") as the other sizes are dif colors. I found them here 49220 - Viega 49220 - 1/2" PEX Press Polymer Elbow (Lead Free) . What kind of crimper would I use with these? Would any 1/2" pex hand crimper work or do I need a specific "PEX Press " crimper??

EDIT: My plumber has been impossible to get ahold of. So I am finishing the job myself.
 
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You probably want to use the Viega press tool if you're using their fittings. The press tool's jaws are shaped differently than the copper ring crimping tool's jaws (ribbed vs not) so it likely won't seal properly.

A standard crimping tool with copper rings would certainly be cheaper in a one time use scenario like this (the only harm being the cosmetic hit your plumbing will take for lack of uniformity...)
 

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