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Has anyone used or have an opinion about these brass elbows, originally made for PEX applications? I checked and 1/2" PEX is actually 0.475 ID. I stuck one in 7/16 Tygon and it seems to have a pretty good fit. The brass used is DZR which is supposed to be very resistant to corrosion, meant for use in high-temp application. My only concern is the barbs are not very aggressive.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/t/202300056?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=sharkbite+pex+elbow&storeId=10051&N=5yc1v&R=202300056#.UULhJjfj9AM

post #2 of 8
Go back a few years before manufacturers such as Bitspower etc existed and these type of fittings were all we had.....in fact Danger Den, one of the first commercial block manufacturers used the 1/4” NPT variant in their blocks.

post #3 of 8
I use them in all of my loop. Not 90deg barbed, but G1/4 to 1/2 outer. Still, they're brass barbs.
   
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if you need some 90s in your loop, there's nothing wrong with using those at all (if that's what you're asking)
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Thanks everyone!
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As everyone said, no problems.

If you are worried about the agressiveness of the barb then you can get some worm drive hose clamps as well to secure the hose on the barb.
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As everyone said, no problems.

If you are worried about the agressiveness of the barb then you can get some worm drive hose clamps as well to secure the hose on the barb.

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That's what I've done. Just making sure it's a good enough seal. Thanks a lot for the help. This forum has been supremely helpful in doing my first full custom water build.
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