That seems odd since Lowes sells Gator fittings. I used them with no problems so far (none caused by the fittings anyway).
If you're talking about using SS clamps on pex with barbed fittings, it didn't work at all for me. I went with a crimper. Try a test connection and see if it works.
--- In SimplySolar@yahoogroups.com, "Mark" <markwiggins13@...> wrote:
> The guy at Lowes told me not use Gator Bites fittings similar to Sharkbites, has anybody had problems with this type of fittings , he recommended SS pinch clamps Pex Clamps are more money with crimp-er, IO trying to stay low ,but i also want no water leaks. Any Help... Mark