About PEX Crimp Brass Elbows
PEX crimp elbow is a specific type of fitting used in PEX plumbing systems to create a 90-degree bend or change in direction. It is designed to connect two PEX pipes together at a right angle, allowing for smooth water flow and efficient plumbing installation. Here are some key features and information about PEX crimp elbows:
Material: These are typically made of brass or a similar durable material that is compatible with PEX tubing. Brass is commonly used because it offers excellent corrosion resistance and durability.
Connection Type: They utilize the crimp ring method for creating a secure connection. They have barbed ends that insert into the PEX pipes, and a crimp ring is placed over the connection point. The crimp ring is then compressed using a crimping tool to create a watertight seal.
Size: PEX crimp elbows are available in different sizes to match the outer diameter (OD) of the PEX tubing being used. The most common sizes for residential plumbing applications include 1/2 inch, 3/4 inch, and 1 inch.