||11-18-2010 07:44 PM
Originally Posted by diditforme
I know this sounds lame, but I just bought a coil of pex tubing and am having difficulty 'unwinding' it to get it straight enough to use. Any suggestions?
I've read where one guy secured one end of the pex tubing, unrolled the tubing using one arm as an axle and let it sit in the sun for a while to let it straighten out. Then it was easier to install.
FWIW, that's what I plan to do when I install our pex lines. I have a 2' length of 3" ABS pipe and will stick a 3/4" galvanized pipe through it. My friend and I will each hold one side of the pipe and unroll the amount of pex to be installed. Let the sun help straighten it out and then run it through the attic. That's my plan anyway but have yet to see how it works.
Don't know if you will have any hot sunny days where you're at this time of year but if so, maybe this idea will help you out.