Since replacing my hot water lines with PEX I've noticed a trend that makes
When routing PEX lines, is it a good idea to secure them to the wall, as in
a PEX to threaded pipe connection. I've noticed that the hot water in the
PEX has a tendency to make it grow and shrink, but not necessarily in a
straight line. Oftentimes it'll grow and twist in a spiral motion, pulling
the hose it connects to or bending at a weird angle. I'm concerned because
when I finally patch the drywall and secure the PEX tubing to the studs that
the extra restraints will make the PEX grow unnaturally and burst the line,
or it will rub against one of the channel guides and wear it away.
What kind of channel guides should you use when securing PEX pipe to a stud,
1 every 18 inches, one every 10 feet, don't worry about it, or does it
depend on code and the specific situation?