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Old 08-23-2018, 10:52 PM   #1
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Wirsbo Connection Question


Hi guys,
I don't normally frequent the plumbing section so this might be a dumb question.

Can one use a non pro-pex fitting like an elbow or tee with Wirsbo expansion fittings?

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I'm not a plumber. BUT I think you asked a good, nuanced question.

I believe it comes down to this:

https://www.uponor-usa.com/residenti...wner/faqs.aspx

and the real question is, does your non uponor fitting have a rating for Pex type A.

But even if they allow it, seems like intermixing systems is a little whacky.

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Thanks Dudurban,

I agree that intermixing systems doesn't make a lot of sense.

I guess I just became interested if it was a normal practice for the plumbers out there? ProPex fittings can be harder to find sometimes when other Pex crimp fittings can be found at any big box store.
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I see lots and lots of uponor with crimp fittings. The plumbers here like it in the cold, since the propex might not shrink down when it's time to turn the water back on.
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Hi Golden, thanks for the reply! I always enjoy reading your posts as we are in the same town. Congrats on the new place!

Interesting that you see uponor with crimp connections as I knew you can do that but never see that. The only real crimp connections I ever see are DIY jobs, 95% of what I see is expansion connections.

I guess the question about which type of fittings is still up in the air?

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Hi Golden, thanks for the reply! I always enjoy reading your posts as we are in the same town. Congrats on the new place!

Interesting that you see uponor with crimp connections as I knew you can do that but never see that. The only real crimp connections I ever see are DIY jobs, 95% of what I see is expansion connections.

I guess the question about which type of fittings is still up in the air?

Thanks,
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As far as I know, the major supply houses only sell uponor. It seems to be preferred by pros. They also sell propex fittings and crimp fittings. The stainless steel type are what I see.

edit: I guess what I'm referring to is a clamp fitting.
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As far as I know, the major supply houses only sell uponor. It seems to be preferred by pros. They also sell propex fittings and crimp fittings. The stainless steel type are what I see.

edit: I guess what I'm referring to is a clamp fitting.
Call them cinch here. My old plumber used them. My new plumber couldn’t believe it when I told him. I guess they have a lot of failures.
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Thanks for all the replies everyone!

Not trying to beat a dead horse here, but my original question is whether these two different fittings could be used on either type of connection?

Pro-Pex fitting


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A Wirsbo fitting won’t fit in the pipe with out expanding. So I would say no.
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Right, didn't understand the question. The propex fittings do not work with any other crimp, cinch, or clamp ring.
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Well that was easy! I guess I just needed to work on my writing skills.

I guess I could have gotten both and tried it out.

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