I tend to order the OX Box without the PEX adapters and solder on my own.
I "always" install the box with the mini-resters. A lot less wear an tear on the hoses when the washer bangs on and off.
I am getting close to doing this re-plumbing job that has been on my list for a couple of years now.
A few rolls of AquaPex and a bunch of fittings should be here today. I have the Milwaukee ProPex tool on order.
Let's talk washing machine boxes. I have seen the Sioux Chief Ox-Box recommended. It is available in a few termination styles - one of them being F1807 Pex.
Soooo, some questions:
1. I am assuming that the ProPex rings will not provide anywhere near enough pressure on an F18097 fitting (0.492" ProPex expansion fitting size vs 0.406" F1807 size). correct?
2. I have a Sharkbite crimper and copper rings that I got to terminate some pex of unknown origin. Sharkbite (Cash Acme) claims that the tool and rings meet F1807 standards. Do you know of any issues using AquaPex (Pex-A) with ordinary copper crimp rings?
3. Is it worth it to get the Ox-Box with the built in mini-arrestors?
Thank you so much for the quick reply. Should I use the normal ProPex copper stubs for the solder connection?
ETA: Or, just use a ProPex female sweat and cut a stub from some type L. That would be $2.75 each vs around $10 for ProPex stubs.
Last edited by RPN; 05-24-2013 at 12:47 PM.