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by pshep123
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Copper to PEX-A
Replies: 15
Views: 484

Re: Copper to PEX-A

@Shannon - not sure why I ever doubted you, but I just spoke with Uponor and they confirmed Sharkbite is not a problem. Definitely going to go that route!
by pshep123
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Copper to PEX-A
Replies: 15
Views: 484

Re: Copper to PEX-A

@Aaron, looks like this tool will do the job for the press fittings: https://www.amazon.com/IWISS-IWS-1632AF-Plumbing-Suitable-Pro-Press/dp/B01CY6UEH6, but I'd love to get your take on it. And while the subheading in the Amazon link shows "Jaws Suitable for Viega Copper Only", Uponor's own product o...
by pshep123
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Copper to PEX-A
Replies: 15
Views: 484

Re: Copper to PEX-A

Ugh, you're absolutely right. I have a call into Uponor regarding the Sharkbite connection as well since I'm reading conflicting information about compatibilities.

Thanks for the heads up Aaron, saved me some heartbreak this weekend!
by pshep123
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Copper to PEX-A
Replies: 15
Views: 484

Re: Copper to PEX-A

Thanks again Aaron. I think I found what I was looking for, and it's made by Uponor (which is peace of mind if nothing else): https://www.supplyhouse.com/Uponor-Wirsbo-LFP4515050-1-2-ProPEX-x-1-2-Copper-Press-Brass-Adapter-Lead-Free . There is a comment at the bottom that really sold me on it: " Wit...
by pshep123
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Copper to PEX-A
Replies: 15
Views: 484

Re: Copper to PEX-A

Thanks Aaron and Shannon. I think what I'll do is test a Sharkbite to PEX-A connection on a currently decommissioned pipe far from the main and see how that works. If there are no leaks, I'll feel more comfortable doing the same with the main. Where would you recommend buying Uponor / PEX-A tubing? ...
by pshep123
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Copper to PEX-A
Replies: 15
Views: 484

Re: Copper to PEX-A

Thanks Shannon. So are you saying I can do a Sharkbite from copper to PEX-A? I thought Sharkbite was for PEX-B only. If it will handle PEX-A, do you know where I can buy something like that? Maybe a link?
by pshep123
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Copper to PEX-A
Replies: 15
Views: 484

Re: Copper to PEX-A

I didn't say I don't have a crimping tool (and I'm willing to buy one), but I believe any "crimp" would be specific to PEX-B anyway, so not sure how it's relevant here, but I'm still learning.

Also, does the brass threaded coupling make it any easier?
by pshep123
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Copper to PEX-A
Replies: 15
Views: 484

Copper to PEX-A

I'm looking to convert all my plumbing to PEX-A (not B or C) but need to start with the brass and copper coming off of the water pressure tank (picture attached). Once I get the first 3/4" main line to PEX, the rest is easy. I've Googled "copper to pex-a" and it always shows the conversion using a S...
by pshep123
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: PEX-A direct pipe passive insulation
Replies: 6
Views: 315

Re: PEX-A direct pipe passive insulation

Thanks all. It's a completely new experience for me, so I appreciate real-world advice. I think at the very least, turning off the well pump is a must, and draining the lines (there's only one bathroom and one kitchen, all with max 20' home runs), shouldn't take more than a few minutes. I'll also lo...
by pshep123
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: PEX-A direct pipe passive insulation
Replies: 6
Views: 315

Re: PEX-A direct pipe passive insulation

Hey Shannon - thanks for the reply. I've definitely thought about the winterization process for when I'm not there, but if I go up every weekend, it seems excessive to rinse & repeat so many times.

Well, if I go the pipe insulation route, I'll post my experience here.
by pshep123
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: PEX-A direct pipe passive insulation
Replies: 6
Views: 315

PEX-A direct pipe passive insulation

First forum topic, and very new to plumbing, although a generally handy guy. In early September, I'm moving into a 40-year old house with copper plumbing throughout. The previous owner winterized the house every year so cold protection during the winter was never an issue. However, I plan on using t...