I'm building a new house, and just learned that the plumbing contractor
installs only PEX (Cross-linked polyethylene) plumbing. I've seen some
segments on this stuff on various home improvement shows, and the opinions
I've heard have been generally favorable. One thing I do wonder, though, is
if the PEX tubing tends to impart any 'plasticky' taste in the water?
Anyone have any experience with it that can comment?
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My house was built by one of the top 5 builder in US ( Estate Collection). I
was after 25 year warrantee...
I rented one and it cost about 10 for 1/2 day. If you plumb with the
stuff, you want to buy the tool, unless you are really fast and never
have any maintenance problems. Most tools where I live rent for a
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Anything that spills over a week means you should buy the tool,
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My home circa 1999 is PEX and the only thing I dis like is the 40 psi max
pressure for it.
I like stiff showers. I would have preferred that copper was used for the
rear outside hose bib, showers, washer. The bathroom sinks and toilets get
enough water with the 40 psi. I guess you could always run 3/4 instead of
the 1/2 or 3/8 that I have to get more volume.
I drink filtered water. No taste when I rinse my teeth in the bathroom
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Are you sure its rated 40# ? Where did you get this idea ? Is there any of
your piping accessible, say in bsmt or crawl to recheck? Perhaps its a 40
oC rating for temperature rather than pressure.
Ours is rated 100# @ 180 oF and 160 # @ 73 oF
We ran 85# in our last house for 5 yrs and 70 in this one.
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