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Burnham heat pex from 2001

MikeL_2MikeL_2 Member Posts: 261
edited January 6 in THE MAIN WALL
Does anyone have experience with heat pex branded Burnham? A rep from US boiler I spoke with thought it may be a re - branded Wirsbo product. I'd like to confirm the tubing is expandable before I try to repair a leaking joint......

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  • hot_rodhot_rod Member Posts: 13,500
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    The magic is in hydronics, and hydronics is in me
    kcopp
  • MikeL_2MikeL_2 Member Posts: 261
    Thank you, Bob. I emailed that company for some information.
  • hot_rodhot_rod Member Posts: 13,500
    looks like thy offer pex C, at least now.

    I would only expand the A pex. Although some B pex manufacturers are promoting expending B. Some tests I have seen are not so conclusive about expanding B pex :)
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    The magic is in hydronics, and hydronics is in me
  • MikeL_2MikeL_2 Member Posts: 261
    I heard back from Hewing in Germany; they say the tubing is not theirs. I wish someone from US Boiler would chime in on this like Energy Kinetics, Taco, and other manufacturers do. ....
  • hot_rodhot_rod Member Posts: 13,500
    Here is what Burnham claimed when it was introduced?
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    The magic is in hydronics, and hydronics is in me
  • MikeL_2MikeL_2 Member Posts: 261
    Thanks again, Bob. I forwarded the article to the person who contacted me from Hewing.
  • Dave H_2Dave H_2 Member Posts: 383
    @MikeL_2
    I remember those days from when I was with RTI (also an Uponor company), the Burnham pex from back then was from Hewing and Hewing was (at least back then) associated with Uponor.

    However, Hewing only made a pex-c in those days so I would not expand it.

    You should be able to use any other compression fitting.

    Dave H.
    Dave H
  • Solid_Fuel_ManSolid_Fuel_Man Member Posts: 1,978
    My thoughts exactly. Why not simply use the copper crush ring system to be safe? I use them on PEX-A,B ,and C. Dont get me wrong, I expand wirsbo/uponor and Mr.PeX too, but sometimes the crush rings (not the side cinches) work great.
    Serving Northern Maine HVAC & Controls. I burn wood, it smells good!
  • hot_rodhot_rod Member Posts: 13,500
    If you do a fitting requiring crimp rings, I like the stainless collars best, copper rings next. I think the pinch style cinch rings are a crappy look, sharp and often the pex turns easily after pinched.

    I think Sioux Chief offers all styles of pex fittings and rings now, expansion, copper, stainless crimp.
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    The magic is in hydronics, and hydronics is in me
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