Welcome To The PEX Revolution!
If you work with any aspect of plumbing, from repairs to installation, there’s a good chance you’re familiar with the PEX revolution currently sweeping the nation. Many plumbers are calling it the biggest development since the flushing toilet, and chances are you’ve already got clients asking about it.
Unless you’ve been living under a kitchen sink somewhere, you might be new to the PEX revolution, but don’t worry: this post is designed to catch you up to speed!
What Is PEX Plumbing?
First, let’s talk about the name. PEX is an acronym for crosslinked polyethylene, a common type of plastic. In recent years, this revolutionary plastic piping has provided a much-needed alternative to metal pipe (copper, iron, lead) or rigid plastic pipe (PVC, CPVC, ABS) plumbing systems.
Why Do Plumbers And Homeowners LOVE PEX Plumbing?
Because plastic is lighter and more flexible than any of the metal plumbing options mentioned above. PEX tubing is easier to ship and store, translating to lower costs for the consumer.
PEX plumbing is capable of making 90 degree turns without the need for cuts or elbow fittings. This means that PEX installation is much easier and faster than plumbing jobs that require metal piping.
These are just a few of the most obvious benefits of PEX installation. Stay tuned for a more in-depth post on the benefits of this revolutionary plumbing tool!
PEX GUN Is Your Online Supply Store!
PEX installation will require you to have some new tools on hand, and that’s where PEX GUN comes into play. It’s our goal to be your #1 online source for PEX plumbing supplies, making it easier for you to deliver the affordable, reliable plumbing installation that your clients want.Shop our full selection of PEX installation tools today!