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I don't like the plastic black clamps and I saw a rig with these
crimping rings I think he painted them a glossy white which to me seems like
an advantage of having them. Today I found them at my local home depot, a bag for $5.
has anyone used these in their rigs? Are these the ones or are they different?
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do i need this tool:
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Edited by damninhell - 7/31/11 at 4:14pm
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post #2 of 7
are you talking about for your tubing. It might work if you could find rings that were the right size of the OD on the tubing. But I would highly recommend not using them unless they are plastic and you are able to cut them later on when you want to remove your tubing.
If you do metal, then you will never get them off and you will have ruined your fittings.
post #3 of 7
What are you crimping?
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Originally Posted by thrasherht;14417358 
are you talking about for your tubing. It might work if you could find rings that were the right size of the OD on the tubing. But I would highly recommend not using them unless they are plastic and you are able to cut them later on when you want to remove your tubing.
If you do metal, then you will never get them off and you will have ruined your fittings.
yes for tubing, makes sense, have you used these? Is the crimping tool necessary ? I was thinking that they slip on and off?
I found them for 3/4 tubing at hdepot
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post #5 of 7
If you find a size that will just slide over the tubing and barb (with some force), it will work fine and act like a compression fitting. If you are to actually crimp them, as someone else said, that would be a bad idea.
 
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post #6 of 7
Those rings are used to crimp PEX tubing to fittings, they are solid copper. You need to use a huge crimping tool, like in post #1, but that thing is ~18inches long. There is also a tool that cuts a crimp ring off so you can get the fitting out. My crimper and removal tool cost at least $200, probably very cheap versions are out there. It might work, might take some tinkering and adjusting to find a good combination of barbs, tubing, crimp rings.
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post #7 of 7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DetroitAC;14422708 
Those rings are used to crimp PEX tubing to fittings, they are solid copper. You need to use a huge crimping tool, like in post #1, but that thing is ~18inches long. There is also a tool that cuts a crimp ring off so you can get the fitting out. My crimper and removal tool cost at least $200, probably very cheap versions are out there. It might work, might take some tinkering and adjusting to find a good combination of barbs, tubing, crimp rings.

DAmn, looks like i'm better off using compression fittings. I might still used these and paint them red or black for aesthetic purposes.
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