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    50% of my 1/2" pex a connections leak

    I found the smoking gun yesterday. In case anyone runs into this same problem, here is what was going on: I happened to look at the VEVOR expansion tool from the side as it was expanding a pipe+sleeve. When expanding under load (i.e., with an actual pipe around it) all the fingers bunch up on...
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    50% of my 1/2" pex a connections leak

    Will be testing 18 new connections tomorrow. FWIW, here are some images of the 1/2" head on this tool. The first image is the fully contracted state and the second image shows it fully expanded. The 1/2" head is... less symmetric than the larger ones. I am going to try pushing the spring...
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    50% of my 1/2" pex a connections leak

    I am having only a 50% success rate in making 1/2" pex A connections that do not leak (out of 8 attempted connections). All the fittings are brass. I have a 100% success rate making 3/4" pex A connections that do not leak (on 10 connections, mostly brass). I would like to isolate the problem...
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