Quote Originally Posted by jkats View Post
Believe it or not, none of my local hardware stores sell cpvc (only lowes has a very limited selection).
California has a long history of being unfriendly to CPVC (see, e.g., http://www.calpipes.org/ProtectingCalifornians_CPVC.asp), so retail stores are apparently continuing that tradition. You might try a "real" plumbing supply store. If you do buy the tool, you're probably past the magic $100/Falcon mark, but PEX has the added advantage of flexibility..