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    Default ProPex Question...

    Let's say you have a 1/2" ProPex Water Closet (Cold) Line protruding from the wall. Now, let's say you've got the 1/2" chrome sleeve that fits (slides) over the pex to make things look nice. Now you have the ProPex Ring connecting the 1/2" pex to the Angle Stop. The Ring is larger than then chrome sleeve, so you end up with about 1/2" of pex and the entire Ring showing... not very neat if you ask me, and also, how does that protect the ring and the 1/2" of pex from UV, etc.?

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    Sorrry I can't help here I run copper into walls and make the connections there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cass
    Sorrry I can't help here I run copper into walls and make the connections there.
    Sure, Cass... do the logical thing and make my life harder!

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    They make copper stubouts specifically for this...then you can use any "normal" valve as you want.
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    They make slip on stops for that purpose, (they use a push/pull knob to open and close), although I do not consider them the best ones made.

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    Thanks all, So with the Chrome Full Port Quarter-Turn Angle Stop, and the now exposed ProPex Ring and about 1/2" of 1/2" Pex Showing... what do you recommend?

    Thanks again,
    Pete

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    Brasscraft (and I'm sure others) make compression shutoff valves designed to attach directly to the cut end of pex (is Propex, just a brand name?). In fact, it is the same valve as designed for copper with the exception that they include a stainless steel insert to reinforce the tubing so when you crank down on the compression nut, the tubing just doesn't collapse, and it can make a good connection. They also sell the bushings in bulk, if you can't find one packaged with the valve you want.
    Jim DeBruycker
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