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Uponor Wirsbo PEX Plumbing Starter Kit

SKU:PROPEXPACK

Brand: Uponor (Wirsbo)

Uponor (Wirsbo)
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Specs

Application: Plumbing
Type: ProPEX
Fitting System Compatibility: Expander (ProPEX)
Tubing Compatibility: PEX
PEX Size: 1/2"
3/4"
Tubing Type: Non-Oxygen Barrier
Length: 200 ft. (1/2")
200 ft. (3/4")

Description for Uponor (Wirsbo) PROPEXPACK

This Wirsbo starter kit is great for a DIY or professional looking to get started with PEX Plumbing or the Uponor ProPEX System specifically.
This kit contains the following products:

  • 2432-22 - Milwaukee M12 ProPEX Expansion Tool Kit. Includes 2432 ProPEX Expansion Tool, (2) M12 RED LITHIUM Batteries, 30-Minute Charger, 1/2", 3/4", 1" Heads, Grease and Carrying Case
  • Q4690512 - ProPEX Rings with Stop 1/2" Blue print (100): Manufactured from PEX-a material. ProPEX Rings are required to make a proper ProPEX connection.
  • Q4690756 - ProPEX Ring, 3/4" blue print (100): Manufactured from PEX-a material. ProPEX Rings are required to make a proper ProPEX connection.
  • Q4775050 - ProPEX EP Couplings, 1/2" PEX x 1/2" PEX (25): Makes PEX-to-PEX connections for AQUAPEX tubing. ProPEX Tool is required.
  • Q4777575 - ProPEX EP Couplings, 3/4" PEX x 3/4" PEX (25): See Q4775050 (above) for description.
  • Q4760500 - ProPEX EP Elbows, 1/2" PEX x 1/2" PEX (25): Makes 90-degree connections for AQUAPEX tubing. ProPEX Tool is required.
  • Q4760750 - ProPEX EP Elbows, 3/4" PEX x 3/4" PEX (25): See Q4760500 (above) for description.
  • F2040500 - 1/2" AQUAPEX Red 100 ft. coil (1): AQUAPEX tubing is used primarily in hot and cold potable water distribution systems and Wirsbo AQUASAFE fire sprinkler systems. AQUAPEX tubing is used in hydronic heating applications where the system contains no ferrous corrodible components or where any ferrous components are isolated from tubing. AQUAPEX tubing is not manufactured with an oxygen diffusion barrier. AQUAPEX tubing coils and straight lengths are available in natural, red and blue. AQUAPEX is manufactured and listed to ASTM F876 and F877 and certified to NSF Standards 14 and 61. AQUAPEX tubing is rated and listed by the Hydrostatic Stress Board of PPI at 200 degrees F at 80 psi, 180 degrees F at 100 psi and 73.4 degrees F at 160 psi. Note: Wirsbo 1/2" AQUAPEX tubing is listed to UL1821 and ULC/ORD C199 P and carries an additional rating of 120 degrees F at 130 psi.
  • F3040500 - 1/2" AQUAPEX Blue 100 ft. coil (1): See F2040500 (above) for description.
  • F2040750 - 3/4" AQUAPEX Red 100 ft. coil (1): See F2040500 (above) for description.
  • F3040750 - 3/4" AQUAPEX Blue 100 ft. coil (1): See F2040500 (above) for description.
  • E6081128 - Tube Cutter, (plastic) up to 1" PEX

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5.0

Uponor: success plus value

By Ted N.

from Portland, OR

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Comments about Uponor Wirsbo PEX Plumbing Starter Kit:

We are a busy, crafty, young-ish couple (office-worker types). We're using this kit to replace our sclerotic 53 yr old galvanized pipes, with PEX.

For now we have finished the laundry room. The Uponor plumbing is installed, and works, and I just can't believe it! We looked at all the PEX systems and chose Uponor for the Milwaukee tool and the overall high quality. The tool is the pricy part--and we had to scrimp and save a while--but looking back we love the independence and confidence of having our own tool. In fact I just can't see succeeding without our own tool, not on our busy schedules.

Anyhow, the great things about Uponor, and this starter kit, are:
* The tool
* About the right amount of tubing for 1 house
* Uponor quality
* Ease of use
* 1 full baggie of elbows for each tube size
* Downloading user manual from Uponor's site
* Beautiful brass fittings and valves
* We noticed that the Eurozone countries are well represented as manufacturers, and we think this is cool! (tube cutter=France; dropears=Italy; tubing=German engineered; etc.)

You do need to select your own valves, adaptors, tees, and plugs, as the kit does not include these items. But the prices are reasonable, especially for the plastic fittings, and most every project has surprise fitting needs. So my advice is, when it comes to Propex fittings, "Dont' hold back!"

I recommend that you assume you'll eventually need to fix a mistake or two involving a brass fitting. The Uponor manual explains how to extract the fitting such that you can reuse it safely. To remove a brass fitting you need (at least) a heat gun, leather gloves, and a utility knife in your kit. To remove a fitting inline you need some way to keep the blast of the heat gun from melting parts of the run adjacent to your mistake. I used a leftover piece of sheet metal to protect the good part of the run; this has worked just fine each time. Again, leather gloves are your friends.

The downsides to this system are few. I can note:

* Greater expense relative to other brands
* The plastic (EP) fittings really are one shot--mess up and you need a new one
* Takes time and patience to re-use the brass fittings.

It helps if you take the time to download and study Uponor's installation manual, and understand how the tubing operates with the fittings to create seals. Also, I recommend that you accept everything the manual tells you about how to grease and use the tool.

We are excited to be using Uponor--and, it is fun to use! Supplyhouse.com has knowledgable and speedy service before, during, and after the sale, and their prices are keenly competitive. I estimate that this starter kit (and the needed fittings) will pay for itself after we complete 2 rooms.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Fantastic Starter Kit

By X

from Washington, DC

Verified Buyer

Comments about Uponor Wirsbo PEX Plumbing Starter Kit:

For someone who has never touched pex before this was a fantastic way to begin the plumbing side of my home renovation. The Milwaukee tool is extremely easy to use, the expansion rings with the stop lip are idiot proof, and it comes with enough tube/fittings for any initial project. I'm extremely pleased thus far; my only trepidation is how well it will hold up in the extreme long run compared to copper.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would buy this product again

By moondog

from Fairfield, TX

Verified Buyer

Comments about Uponor Wirsbo PEX Plumbing Starter Kit:

This was my first time to install PEX. I did the entire house using this starter kit, along with other supplies from PexSupply.com, and there were no leaks. The included Milwaukee M12 ProPEX Expansion Tool was well worth the money spent.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

DIY Paradise

By Tool Nut

from Dallas, Texas

Verified Buyer

Comments about Uponor Wirsbo PEX Plumbing Starter Kit:

As an avid DIYer, I was looking for a better solution to recurring freeze damage in a rarely used garage apartment. PEX is a great product and the ProPex tool makes PEX incredibly simple to use. No go/no go guages or bad crimps. This PEX system uses an internal mandrel to open up the tubing to fit on the fittings. It is pretty hard to screw up. I am also using PEX in a remodel. Other than sweating PEX adapters to the existing copper supply lines, I am moving totally to PEX. It is so much faster and easier to work.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Uphonor is an honorable product!

By Bill, the Water Watcher

from Keams Canyon, AZ

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Comments about Uponor Wirsbo PEX Plumbing Starter Kit:

As an old Licensed Master Plumber (about ready to retire) I was set on the old proven methods of plumbing but after the Katrina Hurricane I volunteered to help and they were using pex plumbing. I was amazed at this efficient mode of change in the industry. Later, I decided to order the Wirsbo starter kit from Pex Supply and I am more than satisfied with the kit. It had everything I needed to get a good start. The kit is awesome.

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  • Uponor Wirsbo PEX Plumbing Starter Kit

    Q:

    is aquapex the same as pex A?
    Asked on 10/16/2013 by Les from Aberdeen wa

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    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      AquaPEX is one type of PEX-A tubing, and the only non-oxygen barrier type of PEX-A that we currently carry. PEX-A tubing has shape memory properties superior to those of PEX-B and PEX-C grade tubing. This gives PEX-A added freeze resistance, makes it easier to work with, allows you to fix kinks by applying heat, and makes it compatible with expansion-style fittings.

      Answered on 11/1/2013 by PexSupply Staff from NY
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      yes

      Answered on 10/20/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes, if you search for aquapex tubing alone it has the grade description as grade a

      Answered on 10/18/2013 by Anonymous
  • Uponor Wirsbo PEX Plumbing Starter Kit

    Q:

    What is the difference between the crimp and expansion systems? Are there preferences in their application or use?
    Asked on 4/5/2012 by Ed from NJ

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    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      They are different types of methods by which PEX fitting connections can be made. You can view the video below to see them demonstrated (along with the other four methods). Expansion fittings have the same inner diameter as the tubing, which minimizes flow reduction. Crimping tools are less expensive.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVo_0Wp79RM

      Answered on 4/5/2012 by PexSupply Staff from NY
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      There is a big difference! the crimp system reduced the inside diameter of your system at the crimp significantly, so on 1/2 inch pex you can loose 1/4 inch reducing your flow by more then half! The expansion system maintains the inside diameter of the pex through the fittings, and simply stretches the Pex out to encase the fitting. I much prefer the expansion system, it is also prevents you from having to buy crimps, the collars that reinforce the terminations are dead cheep.
      Cheers,
      Lars W.

      Answered on 4/5/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Ring expansion systems are probably the most dependable and strongest joints.  I've used them and nevd a single problem.  The tool enlarged the I.D. and the fitting is pushed in.  The PEX shrinks over the fitting and tightens. Each size however; requires a different head to be utilized in the tool.  The simplest joining in PEX is the tool that cinches a stainless steel ring up to 1" and can be purchased at most hardware stores or at Home Depot or Lowes.  A sixed fitting is pushed into PEX pipe and cinched with a cinching tool.  The PEX hydro tool is one of the best that I have used.  I am a master plumber and I use PEX most of the time unless a customer absolutely requests another type of piping.

      Answered on 4/11/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
  • Uponor Wirsbo PEX Plumbing Starter Kit

    Q:

    Why can't you connect pex to pvc/cpvc? What if you use copper in between?
    Asked on 7/12/2011 by Anonymous

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      A:

      You can connect PEX to PVC/CPVC as long as you use the proper adapters.

      Answered on 7/13/2011 by PexSupply Staff from NY
  • Uponor Wirsbo PEX Plumbing Starter Kit

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    Can this product be used connected to plastic pvc and cpvc pipe or if I replace the pvc pipe with pex does the pex need to be connected from a copper fitting because my house is all plastic pipe?
    Asked on 2/21/2011 by Anonymous

    1 answer

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      A:

      You can connect the PEX to PVC/CPVC systems.

      Answered on 2/23/2011 by PexSupply Staff from NY
  • Uponor Wirsbo PEX Plumbing Starter Kit

    Q:

    Which type of PEX connection system is the most reliable in terms of never developing a leak? Which is the easiest and which is the most difficult to install correctly in an attic with very limited head space?
    Asked on 11/19/2010 by George from Dickinson, TX

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    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      We recommend using the ProPEX fittings system. The most difficult type of PEX connection system to install is the ProPress connection system. However, before making a decision, we suggest you view the videos on the different fitting systems available. You can view these videos from our resource center. Here is the link: http://www.pexsupply.com/resources/videos .

      Answered on 11/22/2010 by PexSupply Staff from NY
  • Uponor Wirsbo PEX Plumbing Starter Kit

    Q:

    out of your four starter kits which would be the best and most universal.
    Asked on 11/3/2010 by mpant from grandrapids,mi

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      A:

      The choice of kit depends completely on what type of fitting system you will be using.

      Answered on 11/5/2010 by PexSupply Staff from NY
  • Uponor Wirsbo PEX Plumbing Starter Kit

    Q:

    RE: ProPex and rainwater. Copper is not recommended for rainwater systems and I need to know if any
    Manifold(s) you have will work with ProPex and not be made from copper. Can a Monabloc manifold be
    adapted and if so how?
    Asked on 10/31/2010 by Doc from SA, TX

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    What items would I need to run 50ft of 3/8" pex tubing. Quanity of each please?
    Asked on 9/9/2010 by Anonymous

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      A:

      The materials needed depend on your application and installation method. This link contains some helpful information on PEX plumbing: http://www.pexsupply.com/resources/pexPlumbing

      Answered on 9/10/2010 by PexSupply Staff from NY
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