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Old 03-01-2011, 05:35 AM   #1
Apoxbrew
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hoping someone whos made a mlt manifold from pex can share how they cleaned off the burrs and such after cutting their slots. i cant seem to figure out a good way of getting all of these burrs cleaned off.

thanks for the help!



 
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Old 03-01-2011, 11:13 AM   #2
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A rat tail(round)file should do it.
Or you could wrap some sandpaper around something that would fit inside the pex, like a smaller diameter tubing.


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Old 12-24-2011, 01:41 AM   #3
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I just made a PEX manifold (with copper 90s and t's) and used the straight end of a stainless steel racking cane to clean up the burrs on the inside. It worked pretty good. Then I used a brush to clean up the smaller stuff. On the outside I just used a straight blade knife.


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Old 12-24-2011, 05:58 PM   #4
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I found that using a new 5/64th bit and a higher speed after punching through made much cleaner holes without the burrs.

 
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