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Hello All,

I hope that bringing attention to this `New product` from Uponor does not break any Forum rules ?

It is basically a new Pex pipe system where the user fits a `Collar` to the end of a piece of pipe [to limit the amount of pipe diameter expansion] - then expands the pipe diameter using a cordless `Pipe Expander` tool - then just pushes the fitting into the expanded pipe end - the pipe then `shrinks back` to its original size creating a water tight joint - presumably within just a few seconds ?

Here is a link to a Video about making the joints - there was no sound when I watched some of it - I think that I watched enough to see what is involved - hopefully my brief description above covers the basic principles:


I receive regular Emails about articles in the `Installer online` Magazine and this new product alert was in the latest Email - here is the Installer online webpage related to this:

Watch How to install Uponor's Q&E Shrink-Fit PEX pipe fitting system - Installer Online

What do Members think of this new Pex pipe system ?

Chris
 
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Well it would be ok if uponor actually returned my emails and phone calls about buying some / who stocks it and maybe speaking to the rep, even tried texting the rep nothing :D

I've given up but looks a good product think it's been out for around 10 years in the uk
 
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Hello Shaun,

What You describe is ridiculous for a product which You wrote has been in the UK for 10 Years.

I will admit that because I would never be using any Pex pipe systems I would not have been looking at the various systems / Manufacturers adverts etc.

I have not been aware of this system already having been available in the UK for all of those years but I accept your experience / statement on that.

But I do find it strange that Uponor seem to be suggesting that this `Q&E Shrink Fit` jointing system is a `New innovation`.

Chris
 

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Hello Shaun,

What You describe is ridiculous for a product which You wrote has been in the UK for 10 Years.

I will admit that because I would never be using any Pex pipe systems I would not have been looking at the various systems / Manufacturers adverts etc.

I have not been aware of this system already having been available in the UK for all of those years but I accept your experience / statement on that.

But I do find it strange that Uponor seem to be suggesting that this `Q&E Shrink Fit` jointing system is a `New innovation`.

Chris
yea you noticed theve got two websites for q and e :D

new to our market i think there trying to say i may be wrong but i think there the only one in the uk atm thats got a product like it
 
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Hello again Shaun,

I know that should probably post this in a different section of the Forum - but as it has affected my posting these messages I wanted to bring it to your attention.

I have had problems recently with Forum Error Messages when posting my messages:

Recently although I am Logged in to the Forum when I go to post a message I get a Form Error Message stating something like `You must be logged in to do that` - sometimes after I logged in again my message was posted but on other occasions my message was lost.

As I type with only one finger losing a very long message was irritating so now I am Copying all of my messages before posting them so that I can Paste the message if it gets `Lost` because of the Forum Error Message / me having to Log in again.

However I am sure that this must be happening to other Members as it is definitely a `Forum issue` re. the Error Messages - as opposed to anything to do with my Computer / Browser etc.

Have You heard about this before ?

Chris

P.S: I got the same Error Message when I tried to post this message.
 

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I’ve been using it for all new build installs for 7 years. It wasn’t new then!
I get it from plum Center. It’s in their catalogue.
Never had a problem with it and would recommend it to anyone.
 

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Hello again Shaun,

I know that should probably post this in a different section of the Forum - but as it has affected my posting these messages I wanted to bring it to your attention.

I have had problems recently with Forum Error Messages when posting my messages:

Recently although I am Logged in to the Forum when I go to post a message I get a Form Error Message stating something like `You must be logged in to do that` - sometimes after I logged in again my message was posted but on other occasions my message was lost.

As I type with only one finger losing a very long message was irritating so now I am Copying all of my messages before posting them so that I can Paste the message if it gets `Lost` because of the Forum Error Message / me having to Log in again.

However I am sure that this must be happening to other Members as it is definitely a `Forum issue` re. the Error Messages - as opposed to anything to do with my Computer / Browser etc.

Have You heard about this before ?

Chris

P.S: I got the same Error Message when I tried to post this message.
Best to stay logged in then, more so for you as you continue with the looong posts. ;)
 
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Hello rpm,

You have obviously not understood the details in my message describing the problem that I am having re. receiving the Forum Error messages.

I am already Logged in when I am writing and trying to post my recent messages but when I try to post the messages an Error Message onscreen `Box` appears stating `You must be logged in to do that`.

Although I never `Log out` I always check that I am still logged in when I come to the Forum and if I have been Logged out / `Timed out` I Log in straight away.

The Forum Error Messages have appeared on every occasion except one when I have tried to post a message tonight - including when I have needed to Edit a message.

Chris
 

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Hello rpm,

You have obviously not understood the details in my message describing the problem that I am having re. receiving the Forum Error messages.
Chris
Hi,
Nope don`t think I have obviously misunderstood anything Chris, are you using the tiny stay logged in box, this works for me so don`t think it is a forum issue as you call it.
 
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Hi,
Nope don`t think I have obviously misunderstood anything Chris, are you using the tiny stay logged in box, this works for me so don`t think it is a forum issue as you call it.
Hello again rpm,

I always tick the `Stay logged in` box.

As I previously wrote I cannot imagine that anything on my Computer or my Browser could generate a Forum Error Message that is stating that I am NOT logged in as the message states `You must be logged in to do that`.

Because I believe that my Computer or Browser cannot be producing this Error Message I feel that it must be a `Forum issue` ?

Chris
 

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No problem found this morning on the laptop, the tablet or the phone.
(Sincerely trying to help you Chris)
 
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Hello again rpm,

I always tick the `Stay logged in` box.

As I previously wrote I cannot imagine that anything on my Computer or my Browser could generate a Forum Error Message that is stating that I am NOT logged in as the message states `You must be logged in to do that`.

Because I believe that my Computer or Browser cannot be producing this Error Message I feel that it must be a `Forum issue` ?

Chris
You're not clearing your search history by any chance? You need to log in next time if you do.
 

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