Can you use PEX fittings on wirsbo pipe?
Keeping this in view, is wirsbo a PEX?
This is a question we receive frequently at pexhouse.com and the short answer is the Wirsbo IS PEX! PEX is slang for “Crosslinked Polyethylene”, a popular type of plastic material used for plumbing and heating pipes all over the world. Wirsbo is simply one of many brand names of PEX in the market place.
Subsequently, question is, are PEX A and PEX B fittings interchangeable? Expansion style fittings can be used only with PEX-A tubing and are not compatible with other PEX tubing types. Unlike most other methods, PEX-AL-PEX connection method does not require a PEX tool.
Also, can you use crimp fittings on PEX A?
Crimp fittings require copper or stainless steel crimp rings and a PEX crimp or clamp tool. Crimp fittings are compatible with all types of PEX tubing, except for PEX-AL-PEX. Crimp fittings are preferred for many applications since they are widely available and are the most affordable.
How do you remove a wirsbo PEX fitting?
To remove a ProPEX ring, heat one side of it with a heat gun and cut through this portion with a utility knife. Be careful not to cut the tubing, as doing so could damage the fitting. Then work the ring off with pliers, being careful not to burn yourself on the hot part of the ring.