Clip Guns & Clips
Peter Mangone Clip Guns (PEX Clip Guns) offer a convenient installation method and may be used together with PEX tubing, Copper pipes or CPVC pipes. PEX Clip Gun can hold up to (20) clips of any size - 3/8", 1/2", 5/8 or 3/4". To operate this tool, installer would have to position the gun over the tubing and then press the handle (once for pneumatic version and 3 times for manual one). Belt clip and manual included with every RB-5 model. RB-6 model also includes a quick-connect compressor hose fitting.
Q: Which Peter Mangone Clip Gun is better suited for a radiant floor heating project - Manual or Pneumatic?
A: Most of the one-time, small to medium size projects would call for a manual RB-5 model. Cost of this model is a fraction of the price of the pneumatic one and it does not require a compressor.
Most contractors prefer the RB-6 model Peter Mangone clip gun, as it significantly reduces the installation time and labor involved.
Q: Stand-off vs. Flush-mount PEX Clips - which is better?
A: It has been reported that stand-off PEX clips are much more popular than the flush-mount type, as the earlier ones are well suited for both plumbing and radiant heating installs. Flush mount clips are not particularly well suited for radiant floor heating applications.
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