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Old 03-02-2013, 09:56 PM
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First Poly Client

Poly is not used much at all where I am (Coastal South Carolina).

I do maintenance and repair. No new installs. I picked up my first Poly client recently so I need to tool up and have the basic repair parts on my truck.

Do I need the special Poly tool(s) for the crimp clamps or can I just use the worm clamps and a nut driver.

I plan to stock various sizes of couplings, connectors, tees, ells, etc.

Any suggestions, tips, feedback, etc. will be greatly appreciated.

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Mex
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:12 PM
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Old 03-03-2013, 03:33 PM
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The problem with only wanting to use worm gear clamps is twofold. There is no better tool for removing old crimp clamps than the crimping tool itself. Crimp clamps are service moneymakers, when you sell them for a buck a pop, and use them two at a time.
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:56 PM
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crimpers, cutters, and a torch. all you need for poly tools. it'll cost you less than 30 bucks
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:51 PM
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A good pushbutton torch is more than 30 bucks, though. Since they package Oetiker crimp clamps by the hundred now, you can stock up on them cheap enough.
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:26 PM
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Torch? Poly? Blah......
Man up, and ruin your wrists like rest of us.
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:32 PM
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Torching poly is almost an art form. Especially when you are slightly heating a longer portion of the pipe to give it a bit more flex so you can manipulate it in close quarters.
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