What’s the difference between all 6 pex plumbing fittings?

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PEX Fitting TypesPex (A, B, C)Pex-Al-PexTool
Push Fitting(TM-370)×Disconnecting Clip
Expansion FittingOnly Pex-A×Expansion Tool
Crimp Fitting(TM-150)×Pex Crimp Tool
Sliding sleeve Fitting✓ (TM-140, TM-180)×Pex Sleeve Tool
Press Fitting(TM-130)✓ (TM-120, TM-170)Pex Press Tool
Compression Fitting(TM-110)✓ (TM-100, TM-160, TM-190)Wrench

Push Fittings

pex push fitting

Push fitting has a special structure. It can be quickly access to pex pipes without any tools. And use the disconnecting clip, push fittings can be repeated disassembly. It’s used in Pex(a,b,c) Pipe.

Key Point: For Pex Pipes, Quickly Access, Repeated Disassembly

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Expansion Fittings

expansion fitting

Expansion fittings only used in Pex A Pipes. It’s going to get tighter as time goes on. It need expansion tools to install.

Key Points: Only For Pex A Pipes, Get Tighter

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Crimp Fitting

pex crimp fitting

Crimp fittings can be used for Pex(A, B, C) Pipes, not for Pex-Al-Pex pipes. The crimp fittings is composed of crimp fitting, (red) Copper Crimp rings or Stainless Steel clamp. The installation of crimp fittings requires special crimp fittings tools.

Key Points: For Pex Pipes, Pex Crimp Tool

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Sliding Sleeve Fitting

sliding sleeve fitting

Sliding sleeve fitting only for pex pipes. It consists of brass sleeves and a brass fitting, and needs Pex Sleeve Tools to install.

Key Points: For Pex Pipes, Pex Sleeve Tools

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Pex Press Fittings

pex press fittings

It can be used in pex pipes and pex-al-pex pipes. The difference between them is that press fittings for Pex-al-pex pipe have 2 rubber o-ring. It’s make up of stainless steel sleeves, a plastic rings and a brass fitting. You need a pex press tool to install it.

Key Points: For Pex Pipes & Pex-Al-Pex Pipes, Rubber O-ring, Pex Press Tools

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Compression Fittings


compression fittingsJust like press fittings, compression fittings can also be used for 2 types of Pipes. And Pex-al-pex compression fittings has 2 rubber o-rings over the fitting’s barbs. It consists of a brass fitting, a split brass o-ring and a nut. If you have a wrench, you can install it without any other pex tools.

Key Points: For Pex Pipes & Pex-Al-Pex Pipes, Rubber O-ring, Warech

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