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Default Polybutylene adapter

Finally I have found the correct adapter to connect the old polybutylene pipe (found in a lot of our coaches) to the new pex pipe.
Cheap at Lowes only $2.50 each.
Squeeze on copper bands easy job .

1/2 and 3/4 adapters cost the same, go figure that one out.
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Are the crimps the same size? or to rephrase, can you use a standard Pex Crimper on both ends?
I see that the bands are different one copper color and one black???
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I used the same crimper on both ends . I used what came with it.
I thought about using the stainless bands , I like the stainless bands you can get into tighter spaces.
I believe either would work.
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I used the same crimper on both ends . I used what came with it.
I thought about using the stainless bands , I like the stainless bands you can get into tighter spaces.
I believe either would work.
If it's too tight for a crimper then just get one of these
https://www.amazon.com/SharkBite-U40.../dp/B005QBCEE8
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Thanks, Ed. Just what I needed.
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If it's too tight for a crimper then just get one of these
https://www.amazon.com/SharkBite-U40.../dp/B005QBCEE8
Those saved my bacon once!
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