Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing


Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-17-2011, 07:09 PM   #1
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 0
Share |

Black Pipe to Pex

I have to replace a section of black pipe that is used for my hot water radiator heating system. Can I connect pex pipe in that section? Is there a fitting for going from black pipe to pex?

dvid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2011, 05:14 PM   #2
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 541
Rewards Points: 44

Black Pipe to Pex

Yes, you can use PEX tubing, but make sure it's the PEX specifically made for heating applications (it has an oxygen barrier that inhibits the introduction of oxygen into the system which can accelerate corrosion). There are brass PEX x IPS (male or female) adaptors that can be threaded onto/into black pipe or black malleable fittings.

The pipe could also be easily replaced with copper tubing.

Ishmael is online now   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
replacing cast iron pipe davemarz Plumbing 1 05-20-2011 09:16 PM
poly gas pipe to black pipe connection hamsam Plumbing 2 05-03-2009 09:47 PM
Anyone use 2" black poly pipe? hawgdawg50 Plumbing 6 10-08-2008 11:22 AM
Identifying size of Black Iron Pipe jamiedolan Plumbing 2 10-06-2008 12:39 AM
Rust Spot on Water Pipe (Cast Iron or Black Iron maybe?) markmaclean80 Plumbing 6 08-22-2007 08:20 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.