DIY PEX Manifold

I have a PEX system at home and love it. My friend needs to run some lins to a new bathroom, but he is on a very limited budget due to lots of renovations going on. I priced out building a manifold out of galvanized or CPVC ... it would be extremely cheap to do so because I could just add one tee/ball valve combination at a time (I would probably start with two on both the hot and cold manifolds).
I have never heard of anyone building a manifold like this so I am wondering if I am missing something?
If I do build it, should I use galvanized, CPVC, or copper? CPVC would obviously be the easiest.
Is this a bad idea or a good idea? Why?
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I can't see it from here, so it's hard to answer the question. By the time you put the material and time into building one, it may be cheaper to buy one....
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snipped-for-privacy@layerz.com (Aaron) wrote in message

Yes you could build your manifold.......I would use whatever method you are most comfortable with but personally I would use galvanized or copper as they are more ridgid........but like I said I would use what you are comfortable with.........
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snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com (cornytheclown) wrote in message

Ok, I think I'll go with galvanized. Thanks for the input. -a
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