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    Default Using 1" Viega PEX

    Used and PEX for years and never a problem. Use with crimp rings.
    Recently bought a used 1” crimper tool. Am Using viega brand pipe and rings.
    Anyways I seem to have a hard time making a normal crimp. 50% of the time the ring is at an angle after the crimp. Rings do seem to have a little too much play in them before the crimp than what I am used to. Tried a different brand ring and same thing.
    Is 1” that much harder to use? Might have had this happen and made a bad crimp with the other sizes one out of a 100 crimps.
    Maybe have a problem with the tool?
    Don’t use the home run method. But thought I would start running 1” PEX from main shut off to a tee were I would branch off with ” going to the water heater and then to the cold runs.
    Thinking this would be better for volume of water.
    But my questions is. Has anybody had a problem crimping 1" pex? Almost sure it is a problem with these used crimpers.

    Thanks for suggestions
    Last edited by rayh78; 11-02-2012 at 07:07 AM.

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    IT sounds like it is a 'user problem" because if the ring is on the tubing "straight" and the crimper is applied to the ring "straight" it should not deflect while squeezing it.
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    If you have been using PEX pipe for a while and know what your doing, then my guess is the tool needs to be sent for recalibration. Viega is a well known brand and I highly doubt it's got anything to do with the rings or pipe.
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    "recalibration" would affect the squeezing power, and has nothing to do with the tool "twisting" the ring.
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