Re: New home - Pex tubing for plumbing?

- David -

- Nehmo A better question would be, "Is there any reason I should use copper for inside water plumbing?" These guys http://www.copper.org/ advocate the material, but they might as well give up. Here's a Plumbing & Mechanical plumber survey summary: http://www.pmmag.com/CDA/ArticleInformation/features/BNP__Features__Item/0,2379,135034,00.html
And here's a pro-copper pdf, http://www.ccbda.org/pdfs/41E.pdf if you want the other side.
My suggestions: Use PEX, and don't rely on the plumbing contractor's advice. A lot of them aren't up on what's happening. There's more than one brand of PEX (cross-linked polyethylene), so choose. There are many other design considerations beyond material selection. For example, is a manifold system the way to go?
Supply more details about your planned house: size, location, heating & cooling system, etc.
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On Wed, 17 Nov 2004 19:41:47 GMT, "Nehmo Sergheyev"

If it's your house, go with copper. it's tried, trued, and proven. pex from what i understand is ok, but the big IF is. the installer. unless you get a tried, trued and proven installer of pex, STAY AWAY it.
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