The crimp system comprises PE-X pipe, DR Brass fittings, copper crimp rings and a specially engineered jointing tool, ensuring that all your jobs are quick, hassle free, cost effective and of the highest quality. The fittings are manufactured and tested to conform with the performance requirements of AS 2537.
Auspex Crimp are constantly working to improve the system to make it as plumber-friendly as possible.
Measure the pipe to the correct length and using a secateur type tool, cut the pipe squarely and remove any burrs. If the pipe is witness marked, cut squarely in the centre of the mark. The end of the pipe may need to be freshly cut to ensure smooth passage for the fitting. Do not use a hacksaw.
The pipe is pushed over the barbed fitting and at the same time under the crimp ring. The fit should be firm. If the joint feels sloppy or hard to insert, check pipe and fittings. Do not use lubricants.
Centralise the tool jaws over the crimp ring at 90 degrees to the joint. Close the tool completely to compress the crimp ring. The tool will click at final compression.
Check with the gauge supplied by sliding the opening of the gauge over the compressed ring. If it passes over the ring easily, the joint has been completed satisfactorily. If the gauge does not pass over the ring, the joint is under crimped. The tool should then be adjusted. (See adjustment instructions). Do not double crimp.