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Author Topic: Pex or CPVC?  (Read 4605 times)
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« on: July 27, 2006, 06:47:28 PM »

I am getting ready to start plumbing.  I have read recommendations to use flexible supply lines - understand about vibrations.  Is this such an issue?  What is the groups thoughts?

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« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2006, 06:57:32 PM »

Ok,  I'll vote

PEX




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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2006, 07:02:36 PM »


Pex! And it comes in cool colors so you can code the functions.
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« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2006, 07:50:37 PM »

PEX!! Absolutely! PEX!!
-Use the compression fittings and youll be able to take apart and drain if needed or add a tee when(not if) you change your mind.
- can run long lengths in one peice
- alot more freeze resistance
- no toxic glues or flames needed
- again the pretty colors
- you can use these if you have room instead of elbows http://www.pexconnection.com/products.php?pID=184&catID=105

I even used it in my house
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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2006, 08:07:41 PM »

Don't even think about pvc or cpvc. The least litte freeze and it will shatter. The Quest fittings are a little higher well worth the investment   Pex Pex Pex
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« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2006, 08:57:20 PM »

Hmmm.  I think.... PEX !!!!!  You'll LOVE it
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« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2006, 10:20:04 PM »

I have pex in my bus.

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« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2006, 11:57:41 PM »

OK - PEX IT IS!   Wink

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« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2006, 04:24:43 AM »

What's Pex?

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« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2006, 04:46:22 AM »

What's Pex?

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Jeremy,

PEX is a type of tubing used in plumbing that has characteristics that makes it superior to copper, steel, poly tube, PVC, or any other kind of tubing used to carry fresh water.

PEX stands for Crosslinked Polyethylene and is strong, flexible, unaffected by indirect sunlight, freeze damage resistant, and makes tight leak free connections.

Here is a link to a PEX products Fact sheet:

http://www.ppfahome.org/pex/faqpex.html

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« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2006, 05:39:24 AM »

Thanks - I'll have to see if it available here, as plumbing is my next job

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« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2006, 05:48:51 AM »

PEX...plus you can buy the stuff at 'lowes'
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« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2006, 06:10:13 AM »

PEX is also available at Home Depot and Menards.  I don't know how much of a fitting selection Home Depot has.  Menards has lots of fittings.

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« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2006, 07:42:32 AM »

We don't have any of those stores here I'm afraid - I'm in the UK

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« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2006, 07:53:00 AM »

We don't have any of those stores here I'm afraid - I'm in the UK


I purchased all my PEX stuff on line.  The piping that I used is called "flex-pex" ... just comes in coils and seems to be a tad more flexible than the straight stick stuff available at Lowe's etc.  For fittings, I ordered the Flair-It elbows, unions, etc..  Pretty easy to handle.  Love it.

See if this web site has info for shipping to the UK, or better yet Google around and I'll bet you can find PEX sold in the UK.
http://www.pexconnection.com/
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