This video demonstrates a simple way to connect a pex-aluminum-pex to a stainless steel manifold. Pex-al-pex piping can be useful for various tasks, including ice melting, heating and cooling, and plumbing systems. The tubing used for this material is compatible with several materials and can be fixed to a stainless steel manifold using different methods. One common type is the interlock flexible metal hose, commonly used to connect two distant points.
In order to connect the pex-al-pex tubing, a person must first prepare both ends of the tube by making it wide enough to fit into the manifold. They can do this by inserting a valving tool inside the tubing, giving it a couple of spins, and then removing it.
Afterward, they should attach a compression nut and a split ring ferrule to the tubing. Then they should push the insert fitting into the tubing’s end, ensuring that it is neat and square. Finally, they need to bring the split into the manifold and secure it tightly in place by rotating the compression nut up. Hand-tighten it to ensure it fits well, and use a wrench to ensure it is not loose.