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taihawk

09:43AM | 06/06/05
Member Since: 06/05/05
1 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
Just bought a house, built in 1950, probably all original piping. First thing I plan on doing when I get in there is to take all the old galvanized out and replace it, as it is pretty corroded on the inside, clogged up and all. Anyway, I was going to go either copper or pvc, but somebody mentioned something to me about something called PEX or PLEX. Sounds very handy, but I'd like input from anybody who has worked with this, or at least knows the ins and outs of it. I'll be working on it this coming weekend, so the quicker the reply the better. Thanks.

RayVinZant

05:32AM | 06/09/05
Member Since: 08/29/04
227 lifetime posts
Crosslinked polyethlyne. Absolutely the best thing I have been teaching. It has been in Europe for over 25 years and has been recently approved for the United States. Even the novice can learn to use PEX. Theres no chance of burning your house down. It can be attached easily to a single manifold in the basement (home run method). Each fixture gets the full water supply from the manifold. It will take you half the time to install PEX than copper piping. No drips, no burns, no leaky joints. Hmm, would I call this a plumbers wet dream... you bet ya.

Raymond VinZant Plumbing Prof.

erik peterson

01:45PM | 06/09/05
Member Since: 06/23/03
224 lifetime posts
As a plumber with well over 30 Lic. years I would not consider plastic pipe. We are now re-piping houses with the product mentioned in the San Diego area, some of these houses are as little as 10 years old......In my experience most plastic as it ages and as it is exposed to heat (attics) gets brittle and breaks. Always amusing also that manufacturers of these plastic systems do not address the problem of rodents chewing the material causing an instant flood....I would liken it to more of a "night-mare" than a "dream" .......erik

bravey

03:36PM | 06/09/05
Member Since: 06/23/04
164 lifetime posts
It gets so old hearing "in europe they do it this way" as if somehow that makes it better. In europe they also invented electroshock therapy, started two world wars, and exterminated the insane. Not much of a reference. As I remember my history, in europe they first used lead pipes to supply water. That one didn't work out too well either.

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