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rivergmack 01-25-2008 05:52 PM

hydro pex? any good?
 
Hi, I'm goint to plub my house in pex. Just wondering if anyone knows anything about hydroPEX?? Good, Bad??
thanks river

cnydave 01-25-2008 09:47 PM

We have on several of our projects, potable and boilers. Seems most plumbers are going towards pex. Defiantly a win win product; no fittings, flex, great for a manifold system...Best of all, it won't get ripped out of your house and taken to a scrap yard!

ranman469 01-26-2008 09:03 AM

i`m a plumber i like the pex. i hate the fittings.
some companies stooped making brass fittings. others change design.
and there is a new style fitting every year.
at least with copper it ha been the same for a very long time.

home depot sells brass pex fittings that the maker zurn stoped makeing and selling. i woory for all the people who buy them

rivergmack 01-26-2008 06:34 PM

hydroPEX
 
I'm confused, so zurn is bad, I did hear about the fittings, but have you heard good or bad about hydroPEX? The pexsupply.com sells them and they seem to be priced less then the other brands. Just not sure if you get what you pay for?? There tool is only $80 not $200 or more??? Thanks-river!!111

luweee 01-27-2008 05:21 PM

Pex
 
I dont know about "HYDRO" pex. Menards and LOWES are selling "PEX" tubing..... They do "NOT" require the "EXPENSIVE" tool. YOU just slip it on using the fitting which comes with some little black tubes that also need to be inserted. These fittings are made by "WATTS". The fittings made by "ZURN" some of them are discontinued and not available any more bcuz they are being sued and they have acknowledged a problem.

jstewart 04-07-2009 07:55 AM

HydroPEX
 
Has anyone noticed the water tasting like drinking from a waterhose? Will that diminish with time and use?

Carpenter 07-11-2009 09:08 AM

Pex
 
I've seen a fair amount of Pex-products installed on various commercial projects and to date, the only brand of Pex i've ever seen used is the one made by Uponer. Their pex is the only pex trusted by our plumbing companies and from what i've read on the web, the Uponer (or Wirsbo) tubing and connections are the best out there. Theirs is the only system that does not utilize a mechanical fastening system (such as crimping), but rather a compression fitting. I am sure that this is the only failsafe style of connection available for pex and when I replumb my house, including the boiler pipes, I will use nothing else. The uponer tool costs about $290 and includes 1/2", 3/4" and 1" heads. That's pretty much all you DIY'ers will ever need. I never checked, but i'm sure that 3/8" and
1 1/4" heads are available seperately using the same tool. It's called a ProPex tool. The fittings are also called ProPex. Hope this helped.\


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