Brass vs. Plastic


Old 07-21-13, 09:36 AM
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Brass vs. Plastic

So I bought a couple quick connect tees to join copper to pex, and I saw a brass version and a plastic version. I got the plastic version. Did I make a mistake? I haven't used them yet and can always return them.

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Old 07-21-13, 11:20 AM
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Never saw that brand....but personally...I would go with the brass.
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I agree, brass is the way to go. Not that plastic is necessarily bad, but for a few extra dollars, the brass will be much higher quality.
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One more vote for brass. I also think it will be higher quality.
Old 10-23-13, 07:22 AM
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Blue Hawk plastic vs. Sharkbite brass

Anyone with direct experience please help me decide if there is any reason not to save a few bucks using Blue Hawk plastic in an under-vanity installation of a point-of-use hot water heater.
Old 10-23-13, 07:35 AM
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I think they will be fine... I would prefer brass.

My issue with these plastic types are the temp ratings. I would worry about them getting brittle from high temps and/or more thermal expansion then brass would...

More prone to leaking, or pulling apart??? Dont know..

Especially for a point of use I would not use... But that's me...
Old 10-23-13, 02:47 PM
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Any reason not to use the crimp on fitting designed for pex? Like This
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