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Old 06-09-2008, 09:40 PM   #11
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I was reading about it on some websites...pretty interesting material.

Has anyone used it in brewing yet?

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Old 06-09-2008, 09:45 PM   #12
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Ha! Good point, it would be really cool with the color coded lines.

This has been some really good advice! Thanks so much, and keep it coming. If anyone has had problems, I would like to hear about those as well.

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Old 06-10-2008, 12:26 PM   #13
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I was reading about it on some websites...pretty interesting material.

Has anyone used it in brewing yet?
Well, in a sense I have . It supplies my water so, kind of. This stuff is so much easier to work with than copper. (Try sweating a joint in 100 °F weather in a crawlspace that is full of old insulation, spiders and dust, where you can't even sit up and have to lay on your back.....I'll take the PEX ). One other nice thing is that it is less lossy (thermally) than Copper. Nothing wrong with good ole' Copper...but the price is ridiculous now, and it is much harder to work with.

Did I mention that once you crimp it, you are leak free (barring severe freezing with water in the lines...which would be the same thing with Copper anyhow)?
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Old 06-10-2008, 12:27 PM   #14
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Ha! Good point, it would be really cool with the color coded lines.

This has been some really good advice! Thanks so much, and keep it coming. If anyone has had problems, I would like to hear about those as well.
About the only problem I encountered is, if you get into a tight corner it can be hard to open the crimper up fully...so sometimes you have to be creative.
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Old 06-10-2008, 05:50 PM   #15
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Looking more into this stuff... It looks like crimp fittings are the way to go, and that Ebay is the best supplier by far. This can be done pretty cheaply too! I am excited!

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If it's good enough for This Old House, then must be pretty great stuff. Richard Trethewey praises it constantly on the show.

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