Pex fittings, Ox Box etc


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Old 04-23-14, 04:52 PM
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Pex fittings, Ox Box etc

I went to a plumbing supply house today to pick up a Sioux Chief Ox Box, they totally blew me off as I am not a plumber. When she asked about connection, she made it sound like Uponor pex and Bow Plastic pex is not the same fittings.
She asked "crimped or expanded"

Isn't all pex the same as far the fittings on the receiving end of the pipe and only the pipe and the securing method different?
 
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I've only used crimped fittings. Wait for Lawrosa to respond.
 
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This link should help..

Note the ox box comes in many different fitting configurations. And crimped and expanded are different..

She was right to ask..

Types of PEX Fittings and Connection Systems
 
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So Bow fittings can be used with Uponor pipe, but Uponor fittings can't be used with Bow pipe.
Got it, Thank you Lawrosa.
 
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So Bow fittings can be used with Uponor pipe, but Uponor fittings can't be used with Bow pipe.
Are you talking name brands here? Brand has nothing to do with it...
 
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Brand has nothing to do with it...
I only mention those because those are the 2 that are in my home, between the 2 plumbers I hired, myself and the kitchen cupboard installer's plumber, I have some of both.
Thanks for clearing that up for me.
 
 

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