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Old 03-30-2009, 07:28 PM   #1
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I'm renovating some attic space and adding a bathroom. I've already added the drain PVC and was thinking about running copper supply to everything (sink, shower, toilet) because that's all I know how to do. I don't really trust PVC supply lines. Don't ask me why but I'd feel better about copper behind the walls. But I have been thinking about PEX. I've never used it. I'd be running it probably 20-25 feet from the main supply in the basement. This would save me a ton of soldering! Anybody think this is a bad idea?

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Old 03-30-2009, 07:31 PM   #2
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No not a bad idea.

Most supply houses have crimpers you can rent by the day.

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Old 03-30-2009, 09:34 PM   #3
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I like PEX and this is coming from someone who has used copper for years. I tend to oversize by one nominal pipe diameter due to the PEX fittings' ID being a bit smaller.
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