What tool to use to crimp PB fitting? What color crimp rings do I use?
I need to make a connection from Polybutylen (PB) to PEX (Wirsbo). I bought the "PB to PEX fitting" (wirsbro brand) but it doesn't come with the crimp ring for the PB side. Oh well, a trip to HD.
I found the "PB to PEX fittings" at HD today. Not the same brand PEX I 'm using. Also HD's has a black crimp ring and a copper crimp ring but it doesn't say which ring is for the PB and which it for the PEX. I bought two fittings just to get the crimp rings. Now how do I crimp the rings?
Next to the fitting they have a "pocket crimper" with "go, no-go" gauge. But it says on the package "for PEX", and the PEX they sell at HD is not Wirsbro.
Will this crimper work on the PB crimp ring?
Is the go, no-go guage meant for the PB ring or the PEX ring, or both?
What kind of crimpers do the pros use? Thanks.
USE the ......SHARK BITE..... luke...
dont fool around that way....
all you got to do is put a shark bite coupling onto the PB junk and move on...
that is the safest....best ...... way ,,
we have gotten out of some god awful nasty things thanks to shark bite fittings...
The gray end of the Sharbite if for PB
Pocket crimper worked - Go, No-Go guage doesn't
Just to follow up on my OP. The Wirsbo PB tp PEX fitting worked. I used the black crimp ring from the HD fitting and the HD (CashAcme) Pocket Crimper. The Go, No-Go, guage that comes with the Pocket Crimper does not fit over the crimped "blcak" ring. I can see that the copper ring is thinner. I suspect the guage would work correctly with the copper crimp ring. BTW the guage is marked "for PEX".
Bottom line, the fitting doesn't leak.