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Posted: 11/16/19 08:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Pex is extremely easy to work with. There is a ratcheting crimper that is also easy to use in confined areas. In replumbing our house, I used a combo of push-on fittings, full ring clamps and the ratcheting crimps.


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Posted: 11/16/19 10:14am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

time2roll wrote:

pianotuna wrote:

I'd ignore the oem lines and leave them alone. Rent a crimping tool--or buy one.
Unless the old line is handy to pull the new PEX into place.
This you might be able to temporarily connect and use the old line to fish the new line into place. If they used brackets to hold the old line this may not work.

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Thank you all. Now, next question: Does anyone know of a source (other than salvage yards that do NOT appear to have any) for front window rock guards? I know there are tons of videos and "how to" instructions, but I do not have the tools or the muscle to create my own. I have looked online and simply can not find anyone, other than one place that starts at $649. WHAT?? I don't think so.

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Get a local woodworker/carpenter/handyman to cut you one out of treated 1/2 plywood. Have them attach it and you paint it.

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Posted: 11/19/19 11:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Buy a crimp tool. I bought one at Home Depot for under $30. I now carry a length of pex in both blue and red and a tool with crimp rings with me when I travel.


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You may be able to borrow a crimping tool from a local independent building supply. One in our area is generally agreeable to lending hand tools. They charge full price for the tool with the understanding that you are going to use it and then return it for a full refund.

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