10:23AM | 04/08/14
Our contractor started installing a PEX manifold water supply system in our new home when the plans called for copper. The contractor says the PEX is better and the cost would be the same. He might be right about it being a better system, but my question is what kind of credit am I entitled to if he is saving money over installing copper lines that have to be insulated?


04:58PM | 04/11/14
Member Since: 01/24/06
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I would never allow PEX to be used for my water supply or for heating

The cost of copper compared to plastic is not even in the same ball park

Also when someone bids on a job with specification they had better follow them to the letter or speak to the designer and explain why they want to use a better quality material such as cast iron for waste instead of PVC.

It does not take a genius to realize how much cheaper PEX is then copper and for a very valid reason... YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR and copper tubing for above ground water supply had better be type "L"


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