Repiping Your Orlando Home With Pex Piping

by jeffskbb on April 4, 2013

The PEX piping that we use has several advantages over CPVC and copper piping. Also known as cross-linked polyethylene, PEX piping is reliable and safe.

Advantages of Using PEX Instead Of Copper

 

Cheaper

One of the main advantages that PEX piping has over piping made from copper is cost. In most cases, you will find that PEX piping is about a third of the cost of copper piping. For example, half-inch PEX will cost a third of the price of the same size copper piping.

However, PEX might require special tools that we need to install fittings, which can slightly offset the savings. In most situations, you can save a lot of money by choosing PEX piping over piping that is made from copper.

Faster Installation
When we install PEX piping, it’s normally much faster than installing copper. A PEX installation can be imagined as the process of installing a garden hose to a few different fixtures, which means it’s easy and fast. Regardless of the plumbing system, PEX connections are normally much easier than soldering various copper pipe connections.

No Corrosion
One of the biggest problems with copper piping is corrosion. Over time, acidic water can easily corrode copper piping. However, corrosion is a problem that simply doesn’t exist with PEX piping. Since PEX is not harmed by acidic water, it’s especially useful for areas that run on acidic water.

Advantages of Using PEX Instead Of CPVC
In terms of cost, CPVC and PEX are about the same. However, it’s very likely that PEX will still be a better option. Unlike CPVC, PEX piping does not require glue. Although this benefit is great for someone installing their own PEX, it makes our job much easier and safer.

Since PEX doesn’t require glue, we don’t have to wear a respirator or work in areas with superb ventilation. Also, if it ever freezes, PEX piping is not likely to burst. Once frozen, the chance of CPVC bursting is much more likely. PEX is also much easier to “fish” through walls because it’s very flexible. The fact that the PEX that we use is available in long lengths makes our job much easier.

How Reliable Is PEX?
In many countries, PEX has been used for decades. Many of the homes in these countries have PEX piping that is over 30 years old. Even after decades of use, the PEX piping in these homes continues to maintain strength.

The majority of PEX piping problems are caused by faulty fittings and sloppy installations. It’s not the tubing itself, but faulty installation practices that cause most of the problems that people have had with this type of piping.

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