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Frankie
03-09-2007, 08:46 AM
But they are too expensive.

- Do you have one you wanna get rid of?

_ Do you know of a tool wholesaler I can buy it from for a reasonable price?

Rooster
03-09-2007, 08:48 AM
What size?

jspchief
03-09-2007, 08:51 AM
Have you looked at the pex pocket crimper?

Not sure what you need it for. If it's just a one time thing you may be able to rent one.

If it's for your job I'd probably break down and get the real thing.

Rain Man
03-09-2007, 09:06 AM
I've got a PEZ dispenser I can loan you. Will that work?

HemiEd
03-09-2007, 09:10 AM
Have you looked at the pex pocket crimper?

Not sure what you need it for. If it's just a one time thing you may be able to rent one.

If it's for your job I'd probably break down and get the real thing.

here is a link to one.

http://www.mobilehomerepair.com/pocketcrimper.html

Phobia
03-09-2007, 09:19 AM
They're a lot cheaper on ebay. I don't see too many people selling their used ones though. Have you checked the garbage tool shops like Harbour Freight or Cummins?

rageeumr
03-09-2007, 09:21 AM
You can rent one at Home Depot for $10 a day. They rent them at most HD's, even the ones that don't rent other tools.

Frankie
03-09-2007, 09:34 AM
What size?
1/2"

Frankie
03-09-2007, 09:35 AM
They're a lot cheaper on ebay. I don't see too many people selling their used ones though. Have you checked the garbage tool shops like Harbour Freight or Cummins?
Not even aware of them. Thanks. I'll check.

Frankie
03-09-2007, 09:37 AM
I've got a PEZ dispenser I can loan you. Will that work?
Ha! Ha! Ha! (God I wish we had a 'sarcasm' smiley.)

Frankie
03-09-2007, 09:40 AM
Have you looked at the pex pocket crimper?

Not sure what you need it for. If it's just a one time thing you may be able to rent one.

If it's for your job I'd probably break down and get the real thing.
Building a bath in my basement right now. But I figure if I own one I'd have the option of doing a lot of the plumbing for a house I'm hoping to build in a couple of years.

Count Alex's Losses
03-09-2007, 09:40 AM
You watch your language.

Fish
03-09-2007, 09:41 AM
Just use lots and lots of duct tape...... :thumb:

Phobia
03-09-2007, 09:43 AM
Building a bath in my basement right now. But I figure if I own one I'd have the option of doing a lot of the plumbing for a house I'm hoping to build in a couple of years.
A couple years? Dude, you shouldn't even buy green bananas with that ticker you have.

Frankie
03-09-2007, 09:44 AM
here is a link to one.

http://www.mobilehomerepair.com/pocketcrimper.html
Thanks. Do the pocket ones do as good/reliable a job as the expensive ones?

Frankie
03-09-2007, 09:49 AM
A couple years? Dude, you shouldn't even buy green bananas with that ticker you have.
Hey, the bathroom project is the warm up and a measuring stick as to how much of that kind of stuff I can do. So far it seems I'm fine. As for the house, I've drawn it up. I will be my own contractor, but I will hire subs for most of the heavy work. I'm planning to do most of the wiring and most of the plumbing by myself. I have to sell my own house in a couple of years. So my "dream house" is at least a couple of years away.

Frankie
03-09-2007, 09:50 AM
Just use lots and lots of duct tape...... :thumb:
Do you have a connection to the Bush administration?! ;)

Rooster
03-09-2007, 09:50 AM
Thanks. Do the pocket ones do as good/reliable a job as the expensive ones?

At first they do. They are fine if you just have a crimp or two but can become 'out of round' fairly quickly.

I might be able to help you out with a 1/2".

HemiEd
03-09-2007, 11:13 AM
Thanks. Do the pocket ones do as good/reliable a job as the expensive ones?


I don't know, but kind of doubt it. However, if jsp is recommending them, they just might.

Frankie
03-09-2007, 11:38 AM
At first they do. They are fine if you just have a crimp or two but can become 'out of round' fairly quickly.

I might be able to help you out with a 1/2".
Check your PMs Mr. Rooster.

Phobia
03-09-2007, 11:40 AM
I think you should be focusing on a small plot of land and building an attractive wooden box, Mr. Frankie.

Your priorities are askew.

Frankie
03-09-2007, 11:43 AM
I think you should be focusing on a small plot of land and building an attractive wooden box, Mr. Frankie.

Your priorities are askew.
No kidding. I have recently received advertising from a cremation society. :(

Baby Lee
03-09-2007, 11:55 AM
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chris
03-09-2007, 12:46 PM
I bought both of mine on Ebay for 1/3 of the price.

Got tired of renting from THD and having to return it every time I needed it.

Eric
03-09-2007, 01:05 PM
Just rent it. Home depot.

Frankie
03-09-2007, 01:17 PM
I bought both of mine on Ebay for 1/3 of the price.

Got tired of renting from THD and having to return it every time I needed it.
That's what I'm looking for and I agree with you about renting.

HemiEd
03-09-2007, 02:43 PM
That's what I'm looking for and I agree with you about renting.

So is this what people are plumbing their homes with now? Seriously? This is the most current product?


It looks cheap as hell to me and troublesome in the future. Won't the crimps start seeping after sustained pressure?


I have copper tubing in my house, is that a thing of the past?

Frankie
03-09-2007, 02:56 PM
So is this what people are plumbing their homes with now? Seriously? This is the most current product?


It looks cheap as hell to me and troublesome in the future. Won't the crimps start seeping after sustained pressure?


I have copper tubing in my house, is that a thing of the past?
I see it more and more in newer houses. I have to say, I do have some reservation about it's long term performance. But you can't beat the ease of installation and cost, as opposed to copper. Also, a friend bought a house built in the early 80s and as soon as she moved in the wall in the kitchen started leaking after months of saturation from a couple of pin hole leaks in the copper line inside it. It was a terrible mess when I removed the sheetrock to get to it. So I guess copper is not all that reliable long term either.

scooter
03-09-2007, 02:57 PM
The previous owner of our house started re-doing the plumbing with that stuff. He only finished the kitchen and Bathroom (sort of), but was kind enough to disconnect everything else already (two more bathrooms and the laundry room). I have the laundry room going temporarily and have to decide how best to finish the job. Should I continue with what he is doing (knowing I am going to have to re-do most of his work anyway) or start from scratch? Any thoughts? BTW I suck at sweat soldering, so that probably is not a good option unless I want to teach my kids a lot of interesting new words.

HemiEd
03-09-2007, 03:01 PM
I see it more and more in newer houses. I have to say, I do have some reservation about it's long term performance. But you can't beat the ease of installation and cost, as opposed to copper. Also, a friend bought a house built in the early 80s and as soon as she moved in the wall in the kitchen started leaking after months of saturation from a couple of pin hole leaks in the copper line inside it. It was a terrible mess when I removed the sheetrock to get to it. So I guess copper is not all that reliable long term either.


People can do a shitty job with about anything I guess. This is my fourth house with copper, never had a problem.

I guess it is getting really expensive though. I have heard partial stories about thieves breaking into places and stealing the copper. That seems a bit over the top to me, hubcaps seem so much easier.