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Old 03-25-2013, 04:12 PM   #1
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I'm considering replacing 4-5 runs of copper with PEX. The #1 and basically only reason is to get them into the ceiling and out of the way so I can create more ceiling space via a smaller soffit.

What brand PEX is 'best' and what type of clamping?

I'm in the beginning stages so likely will have more questions.

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What ever brand your local supply carrys will work.
Any of the clamping systems work fine just find out what's avalible localy and pick that one.
In my area I can get the crimp rings in any hardware store, box store, plumbing supply so I went with them and never had any issues.

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Do I simply replace copper with the same size PEX?
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Depends, no one here knows what's there now.
The supply to the water heater and all main lines need to be at least 3/4' and use 1/2" supplys.
If you have some silly double shower heads or fancy shower systems then run 3/4 directly to the control valve.
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