I live in Vancouver, Canada and am planning a reno which will include a
plumbing rebuild. Having done a fair amount of reading I had decided
on PEX (way easier to run lines, like the home run approach, heard
about many copper pin hole issues here). So off to the Home Depot I go
to price stuff (nicely priced too compared to copper). I then head to
Rona for comparison and get thrown a curve ball cause all they carry
here is IPEX.
Seems the IPEX is a PEX-Al-PEX composite which in theory sounds like it
gets rid of the expansion problems that PEX has but do other issues get
I know a little about joining different metals together (ie: CU and AL)
and a red flag is raised in my head...will I have corrosion issues at
the fittings? Do you need to ground the stuff?
Ive looked on IPEXAqua's web site and they dont mention anything about
it, but there seemed to be a posting about problems with the stuff in
Las Vegas a few years back.
Which of the two is proven? To keep those who want to suggest Copper
at bay, Its not really an option because there will be a bunch of joist
pulling and weaving around obstacles. (No need to complicate the