Most all of my water supply piping is PEX and the fittings are the PEX cinch clamps. I'd like to be prepared in case I have a problem or need to change out the water pump at some time. I'd really prefer not buying the PEX tool for this for a few reasons, it's a big tool to use in tight spaces, seems like it takes some practice to get good with it and it's pricey. So, I've been considering sharkbite fittings instead. They're pretty easy to use and are useable as well.
So, I'm wondering what ya'll have been using and why and what's your opinion on the options. Thanks
I use the PEX crimp tool and rings like come on the trailer, but I already had the tools so I carry a crimper, a few rings, and a couple pieces of scrap 1/2" PEX tubing. But, the sharkbite connectors will work fine.
Last Edit: Aug 14, 2021 18:56:17 GMT -5 by jfspry58
FWIW I recently replaced my house water heater and used shark bite fittings. I have a buddy that's been in the plumbing business for 15+ years and I asked him about them before I used them. He said a shark bite fitting is fine as long as its outside of a wall. He said they have been know to leak with age.