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Understanding The Three Different PEX Tubing Grades

Not all PEX plumbing supplies are created equal. In addition to being made in multiple different colors (generally red, white, blue, and gray), PEX tubing is also made in three common grades. It’s important for everyone in the plumbing or radiant heat flooring business to be familiar with these grades, so that they can respond to clients if and when they have questions about which pipe is being used. Knowing the pros and cons of each of these PEX plumbing supplies is also important for projects involving certain insurance companies or local building codes. Some grades are permissible while others are prohibited, and it’s important to choose the right one so that there aren’t any complications further down the line....

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4 Unusual Possibilities For PEX Installation

When we talk about PEX installation, most contractors assume we’re talking about plumbing applications and they’re not totally wrong. It’s true that PEX (cross-linked polyethylene) tubing has sparked quite the plumbing revolution, quickly becoming a highly sought after alternative to copper and other types of metal piping. Not only is PEX more flexible, less susceptible to erosion, and easier to install, these superior attributes also translate into more affordable pricing for both plumbing contractors and consumers. But the pipes that carry grey and black water out of a home or business aren’t the only applications for PEX piping. Let’s take a look at other types of PEX installation that might come as a surprise. 1. Radiant Floor Heat Clients who’re...

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Answers To 5 Common Questions About PEX Plumbing Systems

For many years, copper piping was the king of all plumbing systems. Thanks to its flexibility, durability, and anti-bacterial properties, it made a lot of sense to use copper pipe for all sorts of plumbing applications. In recent years, however, the PEX plumbing system has continued to grow in popularity. Because it’s even more flexible than copper, requires fewer time-consuming fittings, and is cheaper to ship and store, plastic-based PEX piping has become a preferred choice for plumbers and contractors alike. PEX plumbing is still fairly new to the public, and from time to time you might be asked a question about the PEX plumbing system that you’re not really sure how to answer. That’s why we’ve put together this...

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