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Kal Row
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  • BILL GARNETT
    BILL GARNETT Member Posts: 12
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    ONIX

    looking for any tips in regards to installing onix onto the manifold. my customer danno in ft collins colo, said his crew may have to knock off early and hit the weight rm to push the pipe onto the fittings-i mentioned a lubricant, saliva or water but thought someone may have a better solution thanks
  • Jim_65
    Jim_65 Member Posts: 184
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    BIG BILL!

    I was going to tell you to contact Gregory Pex but he is probably sitting right behind you! :) What does Russ Rose or Kolyn suggest?

    Is it possible that he may have a different manifold port size (1/2") compared to the tubing size (3/8")?

    Like you stated water is suggested as a lubricant for Onix. However, Soap, oil, WD-40, or any petroleum based products are NOT recommended.

    I have personally never had or heard of an issue with the barbed connections. Maybe they should start to work out together? At least that is what Greg said to me about their Pex...

    Sorry I couldn't be more of a help. Take care!
  • BILL GARNETT
    BILL GARNETT Member Posts: 12
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    onix

    hello jim,
    baby ava is a keeper !!! mr greg pex suggested a little spit and 30 lb dumbells everyother day-j sweaney of watts radiant suggested the same. it sounds as if it is not an issue for most installers. it is 3/4"
  • Jim_65
    Jim_65 Member Posts: 184
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    Onix

    Greg & John are correct in taking a day off to let your muscles rest. :) Sorry Mr. Sweaney for not including you in the Watts bunch.

    Baby Ava is doing great...Just turned one! I am going to hi-jack this thread with her most recent pics. Here she is at her Birthday and a Rockies game. You can call me the Proud Papa!

    How is your boy? I hope all is well at the Rock!

    Take care.
  • [Deleted User]
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    Anyone got an MSDS sheet for saliva???

    I once asked the makers of Kitec to send me a letter regarding their suggestion to spit on the O rings of their fittings prior to assembly. Told him I'd need an MSDS sheet to go along with it...for the spit that is... Long pause... "Let me get back to you!"

    Ended up getting a written recommendation to use a weak solution of dish detergent and water instead of spit...

    Knowing the Gibster, he probably DOES have an MSDS sheet for saliva on his PC :-)

    That Ava is one cute, and obviously happily contented child.

    ME
  • clammy
    clammy Member Posts: 3,111
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    watts radiant

    Big bill ,i have used 3/4 oniox tubing anmd had no promblem sliding them on and i'm a small guy ,i would recheck the barbed fitting maybe some one along the line gave you the wrong barb fitting,i have used the larger 3/4 oxion and it had slide right on with no work out what so ever peace and good luck clammy
    R.A. Calmbacher L.L.C. HVAC
    NJ Master HVAC Lic.
    Mahwah, NJ
    Specializing in steam and hydronic heating
  • hr
    hr Member Posts: 6,106
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    The id varies a bit

    in that product. The machine that builds the tube is always gauging and adjusting, from what I am told. Some points along the tube are tight and others loose.

    Perhaps the newest version of the barbed fitting has some taper? to allow for the inside diameter variations.

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  • Jim_65
    Jim_65 Member Posts: 184
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    Thank

    you for the kind words ME and Big Bill!

    I will pass them along to my Baby Girl.
  • BILL GARNETT
    BILL GARNETT Member Posts: 12
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    jim-u ever notice most bigger guys give off a gooood vibration, my boy is the best thanks, 18 mnths and dunking
  • Kal Row
    Kal Row Member Posts: 1,520
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    try a water based \"personal\" lube eg KY jelly or ASTROGLIDE ;)

  • A.J.
    A.J. Member Posts: 257
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    Onix

    Try dipping the end in alcohol for a few seconds,works like a charm.
  • Supply House Rick
    Supply House Rick Member Posts: 1,404
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    Hey AJ & Kal

    We still talking about Onix?
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