The Stainless Steel Crimp Sleeve is simple to install and is designed for use with PEX pipe and barb fittings (not included). Stainless steel crimp sleeves provide the utmost in corrosion-resistance and reliability as related to other PEX connection methods. Requires a stainless steel sleeve tool (sold separately). PEX fasteners are a key component of the most economical potable water piping systems. Also capable of integration into hydronic heating systems, PEX fasteners can be can be used with brass and plastic fittings, valves, and manifolds (all sold separately). The PEX system is a comprehensive piping system comprised of brass fittings, poly alloy fittings, manifolds, valves, fasteners, tools and tubing designed for implementation in water delivery systems, simple or complex.