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This specification covers crosslinked polyethylene (PEX) push-fit mechanical fittings for use with crosslinked polyethylene (PEX) tubing that meet the requirements of Specification F876. These fittings are intended for use in residential and commercial, hot and cold, potable water distribution systems as well as hydronic heating, including under-floor heating systems. Included are the requirements for materials, workmanship, dimensions, performance, and markings to be used on the fittings.
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1.1 This specification covers crosslinked polyethylene (PEX) push-fit mechanical fittings for use with crosslinked polyethylene (PEX) tubing in ½, ¾, 1 and 1 ¼ in. nominal diameters that meet the requirements of Specification F876. These fittings are intended for use in residential and commercial, hot and cold, potable water distribution systems as well as hydronic heating, including under-floor heating systems, up to and including 100 psig (6.90 bar) and 180°F (82°C). Included are the requirements for materials, workmanship, dimensions, performance, and markings to be used on the fittings.
1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
1.3 The text of this specification references notes, footnotes, and appendixes which provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables and figures) shall not be considered as requirements of the specification.
1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
A269 Specification for Seamless and Welded Austenitic Stainless Steel Tubing for General Service
A276 Specification for Stainless Steel Bars and Shapes
A312/A312M Specification for Seamless, Welded, and Heavily Cold Worked Austenitic Stainless Steel Pipes
A351/A351M Specification for Castings, Austenitic, for Pressure-Containing Parts
B16/B16M Specification for Free-Cutting Brass Rod, Bar and Shapes for Use in Screw Machines
B140/B140M Specification for Copper-Zinc-Lead (Red Brass or Hardware Bronze) Rod, Bar, and Shapes
B283 Specification for Copper and Copper-Alloy Die Forgings (Hot-Pressed)
B371/B371M Specification for Copper-Zinc-Silicon Alloy Rod
B395/B395M Specification for U-Bend Seamless Copper and Copper Alloy Heat Exchanger and Condenser Tubes
D618 Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing
D792 Test Methods for Density and Specific Gravity (Relative Density) of Plastics by Displacement
D1505 Test Method for Density of Plastics by the Density-Gradient Technique
D1599 Test Method for Resistance to Short-Time Hydraulic Pressure of Plastic Pipe, Tubing, and Fittings
D1600 Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics
D2000 Classification System for Rubber Products in Automotive Applications
D2122 Test Method for Determining Dimensions of Thermoplastic Pipe and Fittings
D2765 Test Methods for Determination of Gel Content and Swell Ratio of Crosslinked Ethylene Plastics
D6284 Test Method for Rubber Property--Effect of Aqueous Solutions with Available Chlorine and Chloramine
D6394 Specification for Sulfone Plastics (SP)
F412 Terminology Relating to Plastic Piping Systems
F876 Specification for Crosslinked Polyethylene (PEX) Tubing
F877 Specification for Crosslinked Polyethylene (PEX) Hot- and Cold-Water Distribution Systems
F2023 Test Method for Evaluating the Oxidative Resistance of Crosslinked Polyethylene (PEX) Tubing and Systems to Hot Chlorinated Water
PPI StandardsPPITR-3 Policies and Procedures for Developing Hydrostatic Design Basis (HDB), Pressure Design Basis (PDB), Strength Design Basis (SDB), and Minimum Required Strength (MRS) Ratings for Thermoplastic Piping Materials or Pipe
ICS Number Code 23.040.45 (Plastic fittings)