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Reasons why PEX is everywhere in modern plumbing installations

PEX plumbing is used in the construction of most modern plumbing installations. This is because PEX has a number of benefits that can't be found in any other type of piping system. If you want to find out more about PEX, here are a few reasons why it's so popular!

PEX plumbing is known for its flexibility. It's possible to bend the piping without causing any damage or kinks because the material is designed to turn back into its original shape when heated. This can make it a great choice if you're installing plumbing around tight corners in your home. In addition, PEX fittings and tubing are very light. This makes it a great choice if you're working in an area where space is limited, or if the plumbing system needs to be installed on the upper floors of your home.

PEX can be translated into long-term savings by reducing energy costs around the house because it will not heat up like other types of piping. This is because PEX has a higher insulation value which means that the heat will stay inside your house rather than escape through the piping system. In addition, PEX is easy to install and maintain if you're doing DIY plumbing projects around the home yourself!

In regards to the tools needed to carry out PEX installations it will be necessary to first determine if you will be crimping the fittings into the pipe or using expansion fittings.

Crimping down fittings into the pipe is as straightforward as it sounds. To make a crimp connection you will need a PEX crimp tool, crimp fittings and copper rings. Take the copper ring and slide it over the PEX tubing. Use the crimp tool head corresponding to the size of the fitting, insert the crimp fitting and place the copper ring close to the end of the pipe over the fitting. Once in place, place the jaws of the tool over the copper ring and crimp down to make a secure connection. The crimp system can only be used with standard PEX, including PEX A and PEX B.

For PEX expansion installations you will need a ProPEX Expansion tool. You will need a ring that you will slip to the end of the pipe, similar to the crimping system, before being expanded. Now, before putting the fitting inside the pipe you will need to expand the end of the pipe and ring with the expansion tool. Once expanded you will be able to fit the fitting into the pipe. The PEX material will shrink down over the fitting trying to reach its original form creating a water-tight seal.

In conclusion, PEX tubing and fittings are great for anyone who wants to install modern plumbing in their home. They are easy to use, durable and energy efficient!

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