Pex right angle connector

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    jpokerwinski

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    I am planning on using pex. And I have a right angle or two I need. Question. Wouldn’t the crimped connector restrict the flow somewhat through the connector? Or is that acceptable?
    Or should I use a shark bite.
     
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    Generally, a minor change in pipe dia that only last for a couple of inches does not have that big of an impact on pressure loss. You're probably talking a couple of tenths of a PSI pressure loss for 4 or 5 gpm. The pressure loss goes up quickly as the flows rate climbs. So in many respects it depends on what it's serving, as to whether it would be noticeable.
     
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    use a loop instead of a 90

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    Use UPONOR fittings. no restriction
     
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    Those UPONOR fittings look pretty impressive when used with the PEX Type A tubing. The only down side I see is the investment in the expander tool, for the DIY'er.
     
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    Sorry, yea, didn't realize DIY. PexA is what we use 90% of the time. Have a Milwaukee tool on each service truck along with a crimp style for repair work when needed. Just have to use what you have. Sometimes great deals on tools on eBay and FB
     
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    I've got a manual expander tool that was significantly cheaper than the Milwaukee, but I'm a DIY guy and don't have to do 20 fittings a day. Having said that, in my next life I'll go with the Milwaukee.
    $145:
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    Tool cost is why I went with the PEX system that used the copper crimp ring . When I replaced our water main .

    Restriction in the fittings is why I went 1" , in stead of the 3/4" I was replacing . And I had to take a more crooked path for the ditch .

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    Another problem with expansion PEX fittings is that the big box stores don't carry PEX-A or expansion fittings. You have to go to a plumbing supply store or buy online. Online, it's hard to find uncommon fittings and when you do find them, they can be expensive.
     
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    Another reason to NOT shop the big box stores. They are putting all of the smaller, local stores out of business, which gives them more power to control what and how you buy things. Yes, supplies are often more expensive at my plumbing/HVAC supplier, but I get them delivered at no additional cost (think of the time and gas I save), and if I have a problem it is not difficult to resolve. If I have a question, especially technical questions, my suppliers get me the correct answers. I am not competing in new construction, so I am not competing on the lowest price. I am competing on the quality of my work.
     
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    FWIW, my father was a union pipe and steamfitter, learned at his knee, so I've been servicing our two houses for forty years now. Even though M&L Supply here in Spokane was sometimes more expensive than the big boxes or the internet, I bought all my supplies there, until they put up the sign "Wholesale Only".

    Like you, I wasn't going for cheap; I wanted the best quality available and an informed opinion as why to choose this over that. So what's a guy to do when the smaller local stores go "Wholesale Only?"

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    Find a way to become wholesale only. All you need (probably) is a business license and a tax number, and patience to put up with the absurd paperwork that will ensue. I've found it's a lot easier to sit at home and click, and my stuff arrives on my doorstep in plenty of time, if I plan ahead. My favored supplier is supplyhouse.com; they've given me good service and have been able to supply good advice, weird parts and tools when needed.
     
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    We're wandering miles off topic, but there's no way I need enough plumbing supplies to go to the trouble of paying an annual business license fee, a state sales tax account, a federal income tax account.

    I will always pay a bit more to help keep the local guys in business, if they'll work with me; I'll even pay state sales tax.

    So yes, since the two main plumbing supply houses in Spokane are now "Wholesale Only," they've forced me onto the internet. I needed a special Bradford-White M2XR65T6FBN 65 GAL water heater. Keller Supply is the local distributor - "Wholesale Only." I couldn't walk in, but Keller phone-quoted a friend in the trade $1850 plus $162.80 tax and two weeks to special order it. The magic of the internet delivered one to my door in four days for $1119.49 and no state sales tax.

    It would have hurt to pay $900 more, but if Keller had had it in stock and would have sold it to me directly, I swear I'd have paid their price; they maintain a nice kitchen/bath showroom and employ local folk, so what goes around comes around.


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    It's getting hard to find tax-free Internet Magic these days. But even so, if the local guy won't support you, he's not going to get my business.
     

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