I am about to commence an Aquapex replumbing of my home. This is
tricky business in places, especially getting workable access to
various fixture locations. One of the questions that I have is what is
the best method for routing and attaching Aquapex to fixtures?
Looking at various connectors and accessories available for Aquapex, it
seems to me that the choices are:
1) make a 90-degree curve out of the wall and attach the Aquapex
directly to the stop valves, using appropriate connectors
2) use a preformed 90-degree transition piece (usually copper),
attached to Aquapex on the wall side and to the stop valve directly on
the fixture side.
I like the idea of avoiding the copper altogether, but from the samples
of 1/2" Aquapex that I have, it seems a lot stiffer than I might have
imagined, and I am wondering whether trying to fish and bend a piece
out through a wall to a fixture is more work than desirable. Is there
a way to make this easy? Can the Aquapex be heated to make it more
I'd welcome comments from anybody who has direct experience with these
P.S. Anybody have experience using Shark-Bite connectors on
Aquapex-copper junctions, too?