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Propress for pex

STEAM DOCTOR
STEAM DOCTOR Member Posts: 1,483
Does anyone have any experience using the Propress on pex tubing? Any pros, cons, limits in types of tubing, effects on flow rates,pressure drops, etc etc.
Thanks

Comments

  • ChrisL
    ChrisL Member Posts: 121
    If you mean the stainless viega crimp rings, they work well. Downside is you need good access to get tool/jaw on, but they are very durable.
  • STEAM DOCTOR
    STEAM DOCTOR Member Posts: 1,483
    Can the viega press fittings be used on all brands of pex or just viega pex?
    Thank you.
  • Bob Bona_4
    Bob Bona_4 Member Posts: 2,083
    I've seen mix and matches but personally I stick to proprietary matches. Just a liability thing.
  • SWEI
    SWEI Member Posts: 7,356
    edited September 2014
    Viega press is certified to ASTM F2159/F1807/F876/877, so any PEX tubing that meets the spec will work and (barring defects) would not affect performance or warranty coverage.

    ASTM F1960 (Uponor) and F2080 (Rehau) require PEX-A pipe due to the expansion step.
    RobG