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Old 03-31-2012, 03:11 PM   #1
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Does anyone know a way to relax the coils in the pipe.

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Old 03-31-2012, 04:35 PM   #2
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The coils can be relaxed by warming them up and stretching the coil out, say in the backyard. Personally I do not bother to straighten them out, I just run out enough length for what I am doing and pull it straight, but if you must straighten them for personal reasons then as I say they will straighten much better when warm. Do not leave PEX in the sun for more than a few hours, sunlight damages the plastic. You can run warm water through the coil, that should work.

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Old 03-31-2012, 05:36 PM   #3
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The coils can be relaxed by warming them up and stretching the coil out, say in the backyard. Personally I do not bother to straighten them out, I just run out enough length for what I am doing and pull it straight, but if you must straighten them for personal reasons then as I say they will straighten much better when warm. Do not leave PEX in the sun for more than a few hours, sunlight damages the plastic. You can run warm water through the coil, that should work.
+1.

I was concerned about the coils in the 3/4" PEX tubing when planning my installation (never installed PEX before). When actually pulling the PEX through the attic, it was a piece of cake with a friend feeding the PEX from the source end directly from the coiled PEX. Just be sure the "feeder" person "rolls" the PEX tubing off the coil like a conventional fishing reel, rather than pull the PEX tubing off the coil like a spinning reel.

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