Allowed? In California?
I certainly hope so since a lot of the homes in the Victorville area
have the red & blue tube.
btw ~200 cities towns in CA allow PEX
is in the San Francisco Bay Area (415 area code) so I assume he
probably sells locally?
My understanding is that it is not approved on a state-wide basis, but
is currently allowed by certain local jurisdictions. My jurisdiction
(Berkeley, CA) does not allow it, for example, while I hear it is
being used in subdivisions in less urban areas. As to the status of
PEX in the current code cycle, I don't know.
What's interesting is that
based in San Jose suggests the use of PEX (were allowed) as a means to
reduce copper going into the bay
but I wonder if San Jose allows PEX, Berkeley does not
I guess this goes back to one of my favorite topics...the code is a
minimum standard agreed to by a commitee of members of various
interests & motivations....how good can it be?
The copper & plumbing lobbies want to kill PEX, the PEX folks want it
it, the "save the bay" folks like PEX & CPVC, the granola heads are
afraid of the MBTE(?)
I'm SO confused! What to do? I guess I'll just stick with 75 year
old galv & some copper repairs until it's all sorted out.
But as a former hard core copper guy who's recently jumped ship for
PEX, I hope they allow it statewide to reduce the confusion.
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