TIP #1: INSTALLING THE QUIP
Install the Quip using a two-step process:
TIP #2: QUIP PLACEMENT
- Slide Quip underneath mesh and "seat" mesh into the
bottom of the Quip.
*Note: Light gauge mesh required.
- Snap the tubing down into the Quip. The easiest way
to do this is by applying pressure to the bottom of the
Quip with two fingers while pressing the tube down
with your thumb (See Picture #1).
- When installed correctly, there should be a slight separation
between the mesh and the tubing (See Picture #2).
The closer the placement, the stronger the hold (See Picture #3).
In order to insure that the tubing will stay secured to
the wire mesh during a pour, it is recommended that
Quips be spaced two feet apart. When you are
calculating how many Quips you will need for a job,
take the number of feet of tubing and divide it by two.
Make sure to plan on using more Quips if extra
strength is needed in certain areas of the layout.
TIP #3: LOOPS/BENDS
There are several different ways to install Quips on a
loop. The way you use them will depend on the layout of
your tubing. Here are a few ways Quips have been used
in the past.
This installer used two Quips and a cut piece of wire
mesh to secure the peak of a tight loop (See Picture #4).
When the Pex spacing is wider, one Quip at the peak
of the loop will sufficiently secure the tubing
(See Picture #5)
90 DEGREE BENDS:
By using a few closely spaced Quips, Pex can be
secured on a ninety degree bend (See Picture #6).