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Old 01-12-2014, 08:48 PM   #1
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Planning stages for bathroom remodel. Currently have a 54" double vanity (circa 1968). Want to put in 2 single 24" vanities. Pictured is the supply lines under the current vanity.

I want to cut this garbage out and install t fitting on hot and cold pipe on other side of the wall (attic space on other side), then pex to the new faucets under their own vanities.

Is it a good idea to install shutoff valves for pex? Is pex suitable in this remodel?

Was going to do copper but came across is pex stuff.
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pex is good but I don't see a picture?

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Ya pic up now couldn't do it via web on iPad.
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Also on other side of the wall the hot and cold supply lines bend 90 degrees down.
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Yes you need shutoff valves with PEX. There are all sorts of PEX specific shutoff valves, I like the quarter turn PEX ball valves, I picked some up from PEX Supply, but you can get them at most any plumbing supply store. You can transition from copper to PEX using a sweat on adapter, or a sharkbite I suppose, but I use all sweat adapters unless I need a disconnect, in which case a sharkbite is handy.
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