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Old 11-14-2008, 04:55 AM   #1
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Hot Water Heating, burst/frozen pipes, use pex etc???


Good Morning, looking for someone in who does boiler/hot water heating repairs... I recently bought a property which went thru the winter without properly winterizing the hot water heating system and I have found a few burst fittings in the wall/ceiling... It looks like black iron was used... 3/4" main with 1/2" branch lines... I am wondering if there is a substitute such as the newer pex tubing that may be used in this system... The house is about 60 years old and has a tube and fin radiator (not baseboard)... Any way it would make the repair a lot easier if a flexible piping/tubing could be used and would also have fewer joints... Any suggestions??? Thank you, John

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Hpex can be used.

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Thank you beenthere... i will look into the hpex... what type of fittings can be used to connect the hpex to the iron, is it brass, stainless or????? I have already made some repairs using iron pipe but it was a bear, there have been some tight spaces and i am thinking that if i find another burst fitting that i would like to try something more flexible... Obviously this system was originally installed before all of the walls etc were finished... Also I would assume this system gets up to 180+ degrees, maybe 200???... Later, John
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Only Hpex fittings. They're brass.

They are special fittings. You'll have to get them from the same supplier that you get your Hpex from.
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