I am searched around for an answer on this, but didn't see anything
saying %100 yes or no. I was wondering what the current status of PEX
tubing was in New York City? I know that it wasn't legal a few years
ago, but wondered if anything changed that allows it for residential use.
The reason I ask is I am in a situation wheree I need to run some new
supply lines in my single family house and dread doing them in copper.
I would much rather do them in PEX. I am not sure if even CPVC pipes
are legal for supply lines in NYC.
Anyone know what the dealio is?
thanks in advance,
johnpa - at - liam . com
No idea of the current situation but since HD doesn't carry it I'd
Probably not either. NYC is arguably the most guild-protecting and
therefore backward locality in the US. I believe Chicago ranks a close
second. OTOH in a single family house provided it's less than three
stories, they do allow PVC for DWV. Basically the plumbers' guild has
abandoned their monopoly at this level because they know they can't
But why do you care? As long as you're not putting in exposed pipe,
run what you like. I have copper or brass to the wall and then just
inside the wall magically it changes to PB. When my stock of PB runs
out I'll change to PEX. Here's a supplier I've used in the past:
(Also lots of HVAC parts <heh, heh>.)
To say anything you want.
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