PVC To PEX Connection? - Plumbing - DIY Home Improvement | DIYChatroom


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-18-2008, 05:48 PM   #1
A "Handy Husband"
 
rjniles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: South Carolina Low Country
Posts: 4,222
Rewards Points: 2,354
Default

PVC to PEX connection?


What is the best method to connect 1/2" PVC shedule 40 to 1/2" PEX?

My first thoughts are:

PVC female adapter to PEX male thread/barb fitting
or
PVC male adapter to PEX female thread/ barb fitting.

Is one better than the other or is there a better way?

Advertisement

rjniles is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2008, 06:20 PM   #2
Registered User
 
Termite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 6,520
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

PVC to PEX connection?


Either way would work fine. Personally, I'd opt for the female PVC and the male hose barb PEX fitting. Haven't seen a female thread/PEX barb fitting but they probably do make it.

Advertisement

Termite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2008, 10:50 PM   #3
Doing it myself
 
Alan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Crescent City, CA
Posts: 3,762
Rewards Points: 2,024
Send a message via AIM to Alan Send a message via MSN to Alan
Default

PVC to PEX connection?


Not sure what type of pex you are using, but all of our IPS adapters are brass, and threading a male brass (or any metal) into a plastic female fitting is a big no-no, I believe even the codebook (UPC) states this, or has in the past anyway.... I wouldn't do it even if it was code approved. Always male plastic into female brass (or other metal).

We use the wirsbo/uponor style of pex, and they do make brass female adapters. Not sure how readily available they are to public, but..... they are out there.

edit : here are the style we use, and IPS adapters are only available in brass.

http://www.pexsupply.com/categories....D=540&brandid=
__________________
Journeyman Plumber

Last edited by Alan; 08-18-2008 at 10:52 PM.
Alan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2008, 11:21 PM   #4
Registered User
 
Termite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 6,520
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

PVC to PEX connection?


I didn't realize that. I'll have to do some reading to see if it is still prohibited. Sorry for the bad info.
Termite is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Deck Beam connection to Post? CNJHomeowner Building & Construction 7 08-08-2008 07:14 AM
Wall heater connection to breaker mw6263 Electrical 2 06-22-2008 11:47 AM
sub panel connection rtyui2 Electrical 6 11-28-2007 05:24 PM
Post to Piling connection george514 Building & Construction 4 06-07-2007 11:23 AM
Bathtub drain and w&O overflow connection Manuel6 Plumbing 5 11-03-2006 12:23 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts