Plastic excretia (shit)
Easy to fit
Fast to fit
LOTS of pipe clips
Looks like a dogs breakfast most times.
It has its plusses and i do use it from time to time, but how many plumbers
would have it in their house?
None that i know, unless for underfloor heating, which says quite a lot!!!
There is a type of pipe here called "Unipipe" made by Uponor which although
is not strictly speaking Pex, is a multilayer composite with an aluminium
layer inside. You probably have something similar over there. It is a LOT
better to use, and look at.
One gripe is they have made it in 16mm 20mm 25mm sizes and so on where in
the uk standard pipe sizes are 15mm 22mm 28mm etc. You need an adaptor to
fit standard size pipe which you dont always carry. Apart from that it is
I suppose in around 10 to 15 years we will all be using more of the plastic
stuff and good old copper will be a rare sight? Thats progress eh? ha, but
hopefully i'll be retired to the beach by then!
Check it out http://www.unipipe.co.uk /
Tam the Plumber
I like the IPEX KY-Tek flavor better for the aluminum core stuff.
one of the best things about it is the low expansion factor; same as copper
pretty much. PEX is 1 foot for every 100 feet per 100 degree temp rise.
The compression joints leak on all brands, I like soft copper rings (Wirsbo
is still my favorite though). Its not much fun to string the alum. core
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