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Old 06-29-2009, 07:21 AM   #1
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Any reason I can't use 3/4 PEX in a HW baseboard run? I'm replumbing a basement loop with a few obstacles and PEX would be much easier than using a ton of fittings.

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They make high temp PEX for that I believe. I assume it is to supply to the rad and not do the radiating part. Try posting in the DIY plumbing at top of page as well.

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Regionally approved for potable plumbing. Some cities and states allow pex for potable plumbing, and then there are those that only allow pvc and copper. Check with the powers to be in your area for local & state plumbing codes.
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I believe the hydronic PEX also has an oxygen barrier to prevent corrosion of the heat exchanger. Check out www.pexsupply.com. They carry both types.
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Any reason I can't use 3/4 PEX in a HW baseboard run? I'm replumbing a basement loop with a few obstacles and PEX would be much easier than using a ton of fittings.
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