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Old 03-13-2009, 04:12 AM   #1
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Pex ????

I went from copper to Pex this year in a home we bought a couple of years ago. I have been a tried and true copper user for years. With that being said I needed to re plumb our entire home, low PH had taken it`s toll on our 27 year old plumbing. With the price of copper and the ease/Price of Pex systems I went with Pex in this particular application. I was amazed at how quick this was as apposed to copper. Clean is what comes to mind. But now I am reading some literature about Pex having failures with their product ( Fittings ) . So my question here is this. Should I now be worried about my choice with the Pex Plumbing system? My PH problem has been fixed with a Neutralizer/conditioner filtration system.



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Old 03-13-2009, 05:28 AM   #2
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Depends on the PEX you used, but most likely no worries. Articles about failures were mostly about companies that had since fixed these fitting issues.


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Old 03-13-2009, 07:00 AM   #3
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You used a specific system. Why don't you mention the one you used instead of asking about general pex issues?
Zurn has had issues in the past. If you do a simple search using your brand name you will get a few thousand hits to see if yours is mentioned.
This might have been a good idea to do before you did the job so you could avoid problematic companies.
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I believe the problems zurn had was a couple of years ago. You should be ok with stuff used these days.
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Old 03-14-2009, 01:09 AM   #5
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The Zurn problems were years ago. You should have no issues with the fittings you recently bought.
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