PEX for homebrew .............

Getting ready to plumb up some stuff, and was wondering if I should use PEX. Tinker-Toy easy to work with, and reasonably priced.
Have you used it? Would you recommend it? How about sanitary-wise? On some of my stuff, it will be a gravity feed, so pressure is not an issue, but PEX works at fairly high operating pressure anyway. Can even use it for CO2 manifold.
Thoughts, experiences, opinions appreciated.
Steve
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best thing since sliced bread, use all homeruns off a manifold, cheap and easy to work with, the copper thieves wouldnt profit from trashing your home
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I havent seen this, PEX appears to expand and contract better than copper.
Where copper will split PEX just gives a little.
Although it shouldnt be left to freeeze for years, without winterizing.
Do you blow out lines and fill with RV antifreeze, the non toxic type?
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The Piping is designed to drain by gravity You open all faucets above, and the drain at the lowest level just below the water pump, and gravity does the rest. All horizontal runs are just off the horizontal to avoid pooling areas.
It's not a question of PEX bursting because of water freezing in the pipe It's a problem of PEX getting brittle from the cold Unlike PEX, copper does NOT get brittle from the cold
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wrote:

Very nice to know, sir. We just did some repairs and used some PEX at the cabin. I foresee replacing that this summer with copper due to your statement. I shall keep the SharkBites, tho. There is that one place behind the hot water heater (of course) that's a bitch to get to, but with a little more time than we had, I can redo that in copper. Good thing I got a "few" winters.
I guess I'll know when I fire it up for next summer. This is getting to be a yearly ritual, and this summer, I am definitely going to do some rigging to introduce alcohol based RV antifreeze into the system, after blowing it out with compressed air. Just add a Schrader valve. Damn, it's always something.
Steve
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PEX has been well tested by drunken rednecks who carry shotguns in the trailer-house parks. It was originally designed for cheap disposible trailer houses, and generally lasts the life of most trailer-homes, which is normally 7 to 10 years, or less depending how many times the "trailer trash" dwellers shoot their shotguns inside the house when they're drunk or doing crack.
If you and your family are certified "trailer trash", PEX should serve you well. Just avoid aiming your gun toward the plumbing when you shoot your wife, your neighbors, or your coon-dog who wont hunt coon.
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