CRIMP GAS PIPING Tool Inspection

A. Tool Inspection:

Manual Tools: Ensure all tooling is in good working order, proper operational condition and approved for use with BUSH Gas fittings. Visually inspect and ensure that the jaws align and have NO gap when the crimp tool is fully compressed and closed. The jaws must be clean and undamaged – free of any defects or debris. If a gap is visible between the jaws then the tool must be adjusted, (see Tool Adjustment section and follow the instructions).

Warning: An incompatible tool, incorrectly adjusted tool or damaged jaws may result in joint failure, tool damage, or both. It will also void your warranty!
Manual Tool Adjustment: The tool will require adjustment if the jaws do not fully close when compressed OR if the crimp gauge does not pass easily over both indentations in the stainless steel sleeve after the crimping process. If this occurs, then follow the procedure below and re-test the tool to ensure adjustment is correct.
1. Loosen LH and/or RH “Back Nuts” with Spanner.
2. Turn LH and/or RH “Adjustment Dials”, one increment at a time.
3. Tighten LH and/or RH “Back Nuts” with Spanner.
4. Do the jaws fully close? No – repeat 1 – 3, Yes – go to 5.
5. Crimp a joint then check with the Crimp Gauge, until the Gauge passes easily over both indentations in the          stainless steel sleeve

 B. Battery Tools:

There are two Battery Tool options for BUSH Crimp Gas.
Small Tool- MAP 1 - 16mm - 32mm
Large Tool- UAP 1 - 16mm - 63mm.                            
1. Before using  the  battery tool it is essential that the user reads and recognises the instructions contained in the manual included with every tool. Make sure you are aware of the operating features and functions.
2. Ensure that the correct Jaws are used to match the tool, the BUSH Crimp Gas PEX-AL Piping System and the pipe and fitting diameters.
3. Inspect and test all Tools and Jaws to ensure they are functioning properly and show no defects or deformities.
4. Visually inspect all Tools and Jaws to ensure they are clean, dry, free of dust, dirt, grit.
5. Regularly check crimped joints by passing the Crimp Gauge over both indentations in the stainless steel sleeve to ensure proper crimping function.
6. As soon as you detect a slowing of the crimping speed you must recharge the battery.
7. If a crimping process has been interrupted you must either crimp a second time or cut-off the fitting and section of pipe. Check with the crimp gauge to test.
8. If the Crimp tool does not fully compress or reach full pressure, release the trigger, actuate the retract slide, check tool and then re-crimp joint and check with crimp gauge to ensure conformance.