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kinked floor heat pipe

rhl
rhl Member Posts: 93
edited March 2019 in Radiant Heating
I have a question about it: if you running pex-al-pex pipes and you kink your line, is it a bad idea to use a fitting to fix the problem?

When would you decide to just start over again?

Comments

  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 5,689
    edited March 2019
    You can usually carefully un-kink with a heat gun. Don't fully understand why you mention staple up in the title or the thread
    steve
  • Steve Minnich
    Steve Minnich Member Posts: 2,758
    A heat gun works on PAP?
    Steve Minnich
    Minnich Hydronic Consulting & Design, LLC
    [email protected]
  • rhl
    rhl Member Posts: 93
    I’ve modified the post. Pex Al Pex (which has aluminum in it) is not heat gun fixable.

    I’ve read the complaints about noise due to pipe movement, so I chose to use Pex Al Pex. However — that stuff makes it harder to handle, it kinks easier.
  • Steve Minnich
    Steve Minnich Member Posts: 2,758
    I would not hesitate to use the approved coupling for whatever brand you’re using.
    Steve Minnich
    Minnich Hydronic Consulting & Design, LLC
    [email protected]
  • GroundUp
    GroundUp Member Posts: 1,405
    If it's not buried, I wouldn't hesitate to use fittings
  • rhl
    rhl Member Posts: 93
    Ok, great thanks.