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1/2" ThermaPEX Oxygen Barrier PEX Tubing - (1200 ft. coil)

SKU:T050-1200

T050-1200 has been discontinued.
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SKU: 1220120
Brand: Mr. PEX
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Specs

Size: 1/2"
Length (Feet): 1200'
Outside Diameter: 0.625"
Inside Diameter: 0.475"

Description for T050-1200

Are you looking for a high quality PEX tubing that is offered at a competitive price? ThermaPEX is a PEX-a grade tubing with an oxygen barrier for radiant heat and snow melt systems. It is manufactured by LK PEX in Sweden, which is the second largest PEX manufacturer in Europe. The flexibility and strength make this tubing easy to work with, and it meets NSF standards. Furthermore, this tubing can be installed in a variety of ways, such as using the crimp, clamp, press, or expander systems. There is a 25-year warranty on the product.

1/2" ThermaPEX Oxygen Barrier PEX Tubing - (1200 ft. coil)

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3/8" ThermaPEX Oxygen Barrier PEX Tubing - (600 ft. coil)
 
4.7

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

5/8

This is a great product. We put it in our new contruction basement slab. First rock, then plastic, then foam, then metal wire, then the PEX attached to the wire with zip...Read complete review

This is a great product. We put it in our new contruction basement slab. First rock, then plastic, then foam, then metal wire, then the PEX attached to the wire with zip ties. It went very smooth even at 32'F. The tubing can bend at that temp. about 9 inches. Perfect for putting the tubing 9 inches apart. The 5/8" will deliver more heat than the 1/2" and is much easier to work with than the 1". The tubing is tough. We did make a tubing 'unwinder' which you must have with the 1000' roll. It still was like unwinding a garden hose but with one person in charge of the unwinding, one person in charge of putting the tubing where it goes and 2 people zip tieing, the project went very fast. The tubing has the number of feet on it so we know when we reached 300'. Might have to order all fittings for 5/8" online because our local stores do not carry 5/8" products. Best to sketch out the tubing pattern on plans and then spraypaint the lines to follow with the tubing. This will speed things up for the people zip tieing and let you know about where 300' will be.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I'll stick with the Original

Thought I'd try this pex tubing because the price is significantly less that the Uponor/Wirsbo product. Used it in a standard radiant heat installation underfloor running on 6" centers.
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Thought I'd try this pex tubing because the price is significantly less that the Uponor/Wirsbo product. Used it in a standard radiant heat installation underfloor running on 6" centers.
The install went OK, but was a little dicey on the bends; looked and felt like the pipe was just about to kink, though it did not.
And for some reason, almost every time I made a connection, the pex ring slid down the tubing--even the "improved" pex ring with a stop on the end. I was able to prevent this by scuffing up the tubing end with some sandpaper before putting the ring on.
Once in, it works fine (and sure hope it does for years to come).
So, not the worst product in the world, but I think I'll spend the extra next time and get the Wirsbo tubing.

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5.0

Very flexible

By Boat mechanic

from Anacortes, WA

Verified Buyer

Comments about 3/4" ThermaPEX Oxygen Barrier PEX Tubing - (300 ft. coil):

I am using this product in a hydronic heating system in a boat. There are no straight runs through any part, and this tubing is up to the challange. It is great to work with.

 
5.0

Easy to use

By Todd

from Northfield, Ohio

Verified Buyer

Comments about 1/2" ThermaPEX Oxygen Barrier PEX Tubing - (1200 ft. coil):

Does not hold memory and recoil back up. You can put it in place and pretty much stays in place.

 
4.0

It's PEX

By Twinpeaksr

from Iowa

Verified Buyer

Comments about 3/4" ThermaPEX Oxygen Barrier PEX Tubing - (300 ft. coil):

Worked well to run from manifolds to the radiant heat system (2 manifolds are about 60ft away from pumps). No issues with the PEX, a bit stiff to run in floor joists, but can be done. Works fine with ProPEX fittings.

 
3.0

I'll stick with the Original

By Carpenter Tim

from The Berkshires, MA

Verified Reviewer

Comments about 1/2" ThermaPEX Oxygen Barrier PEX Tubing - (300 ft. coil):

Thought I'd try this pex tubing because the price is significantly less that the Uponor/Wirsbo product. Used it in a standard radiant heat installation underfloor running on 6" centers.
The install went OK, but was a little dicey on the bends; looked and felt like the pipe was just about to kink, though it did not.
And for some reason, almost every time I made a connection, the pex ring slid down the tubing--even the "improved" pex ring with a stop on the end. I was able to prevent this by scuffing up the tubing end with some sandpaper before putting the ring on.
Once in, it works fine (and sure hope it does for years to come).
So, not the worst product in the world, but I think I'll spend the extra next time and get the Wirsbo tubing.

 
5.0

"I would buy this product again and agai

By Nutty

from Stoughton, WI

Verified Buyer

Comments about 1/2" ThermaPEX Oxygen Barrier PEX Tubing - (300 ft. coil):

Awesome Products

 
4.0

It's Tubing...

By Twinpeaksr

from Iowa

Verified Buyer

Comments about 3/4" ThermaPEX Oxygen Barrier PEX Tubing - (300 ft. coil):

It's Tubing, came in a roll, worked without issue for the application.

 
5.0

Same product, les money

By Brian

from Albany NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about 1/2" ThermaPEX Oxygen Barrier PEX Tubing - (1200 ft. coil):

Used for radiant heat with pro-expandor fittings. A lot less money than Wirsboro HePex and meets the same specs. It does kink a little easier than Wirsboro HePex but if you do kink it, the kinks work out easier as well.

 
5.0

Great product

By Bintiwangu

from High Plains Nebraska

Verified Buyer

Comments about 1/2" ThermaPEX Oxygen Barrier PEX Tubing - (1000 ft. coil):

I use a lot of this for radiant floors. Never had any troubles at all. The flexibility is good, numbers easy to read. The boxes are flimsier than Wirsbos, but I've never had any damage in shipping.

 
5.0

Quality product

By hiker

from maine

Verified Buyer

Comments about 1/2" ThermaPEX Oxygen Barrier PEX Tubing - (300 ft. coil):

A strong, flexible product that installs easily. Can be used in most common locations.

 
4.0

ThermaPEX Tubing

By Tim

from Maine

Verified Buyer

Comments about 1/2" ThermaPEX Oxygen Barrier PEX Tubing - (1000 ft. coil):

I put down 1,000' of this tubing on foam insulation for a garage floor. This is the first time I have used this brand, I normally use Wirsbo HePEX. ThermaPEX seemed to be a little more flexible than HePEX during the installtion so that made it a bit easier to work with. I have not put any water to it yet so I gave it a four star rating. I may edit my rating once I get some heat into it.

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  • 3/4" ThermaPEX Oxygen Barrier PEX Tubing - (300 ft. coil)

    Q:

    Can I use the Rifeng connectors to this style of tubing?
    Asked on 5/8/2013 by Tim from Flagler Co.

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      Yes, you can. ThermaPEX tubing is compatible with all styles of standard PEX fittings, including crimp fittings.

      Answered on 6/6/2013 by PexSupply Staff from NY
  • 3/4" ThermaPEX Oxygen Barrier PEX Tubing - (300 ft. coil)

    Q:

    3/4 thermaPEX, can i use sharkbite crimp rings? I have some existing fittings already on my hidronic baseboards.
    Asked on 10/15/2012 by ln from plainview, NY

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      you can use shark bite fittings with therma pex tubing (or any standard
      pex tubing). shark bites don't really have crimp rings though. they are
      just push on fittings.

      Answered on 10/15/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes. They will work fine.

      Answered on 10/15/2012 by Anonymous
    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      Yes, you can.

      Answered on 10/25/2012 by PexSupply Staff from NY
  • 1/2" ThermaPEX Oxygen Barrier PEX Tubing - (300 ft. coil)

    Q:

    What is the UV exposure time for the 1/2" ThermaPex Pex-a tubing? I did not see that on the packaging.
    Asked on 9/4/2012 by Erik from Seattle, WA

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      ThermaPEX tubing is rated for 3-4 weeks of UV exposure before it starts breaking down.

      Answered on 9/7/2012 by PexSupply Staff from NY
  • 1/2" ThermaPEX Oxygen Barrier PEX Tubing - (300 ft. coil)

    Q:

    I am planning on placing two spirals of 300 ft 3/4 " PEX into a concrete slab for floor heating at 120 F max. I read that PEX expands 1" for every 100 ft and 10 F of temp change. So a temp change from 60 F to 120 F would make my tubing expand by 18". Is this going to crack my slab? Is it going to damage the tubing? How is the tubing going to move when it is poured into concrete? How do I mitigate this?
    Asked on 7/23/2012 by OffTheGridby2014 from Reno NV

    6 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      You have nothing to worry about.  I have over 3,000 feet of pex in my slabs, not an issue.  Concrete is 1000x stronger than pex.

      Answered on 7/23/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Your concrete will keep the pex from moving. Use 1/2' pex if your runs are
      under 350'.

      Answered on 7/24/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      There are many things that can cause a slab to crack and even when everything is done right cracks can still occur. Too wet of a mix, too hot of a mix, poor sand/cement mixture and movement under the slab can all cause cracking but not the tubing unless it is placed too close to the surface. The expansion qualities are described to show the flexibility of the tubing. However, once imbedded in concrete it will not move.

      Answered on 7/24/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I can't directly answer this question, having never put PEX in concrete, but I would imagine there must be several books, articles and websites which should give some info on dealing with the temperature induced expansion and contraction of PEX pipe in heating applications, especially since I don't think it is unique to one brand or type of PEX. They all expand, there are several thousand systems in concrete, the documentation must be out there for how to handle it (google search).
      Sorry I could not be of greater assistance.

      Answered on 7/24/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      tie pex tubing to wire mesh, with tie wrapas or metal clips, in order
      that tubing does not move while pour concrete, pex tubing will not
      expand 18 inches when heated.

      Answered on 7/26/2012 by Anonymous
    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      Linear expansion of PEX only affects tubing outside the slab. You should use bend supports to sleeve tubing as it exits a slab. You should keep PEX under pressure as the slab is poured to ensure that it has enough space for its diameter to expand and contract.

      Answered on 8/3/2012 by PexSupply Staff from NY
  • 1/2" ThermaPEX Oxygen Barrier PEX Tubing - (500 ft. coil)

    Q:

    I am planning on using 1/2" ThermaPEX Oxygen Barrier tubing in a 5" concrete garage floor. I plan to tie wrap the tubing to 6" square wire mesh to keep the tubing in place during the concrete pour. My concern is the tubing will become damaged if the contractor steps on the tubing during the pour. Will stepping on the tubing permanently kink it and should the tubing be under pressure during the pour? Thank you.
    Asked on 3/12/2012 by Anonymous

    6 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      This type of tubing is very rigid, you cannot kink it by stepping on it.
      When I did my project, I stepped on my tubing quite a few times and no
      visible deformations.
      I am not sure about pressurizing the tubing is good idea (its good to
      pressurize it to see if you got any leaks) as it will cause it expand
      slightly and when you relieve pressure, the tubing will contract leaving a
      small gap between tubing and cured concrete. I don't think this would be a
      problem since tubing will expand again with temperature, but personally I
      would avoid this scenario just in case.
      Alex E.

      Answered on 3/12/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I would check the manuf. recommendations. normal foot traffic or wheelbarrow traffic should not hurt the PEX. We normally put press. on the loops just to keep a lookout for leaks.

      Answered on 3/12/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The tubing is pretty tough but I always have the tubes full of water and under pressure during the concrete pour.

      Answered on 3/12/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I would strongly recommend pressurizing it before the concrete goes down to make sure everything is good. Avoid letting anyone walk on or run wheelbarrows over the tubing. While the tubing is tough, those guys don't care if it leaks when they leave -- but you sure will. If it's pressurized, you'll know right away if any damage has occurred and can patch it. Have a shark fitting on hand just in case. I used rebar and placed 4x8 sheets of plywood in a path that allowed them to pour crete and retract them as they filled the floor. Three years later, no leaks.

      Answered on 3/12/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      pex is very durable step on some loose pipe in your drive way, my research
      has told me the thinner the concrete the better heating you will have might
      check into a 3 inch floor? needs no pressure, but if you do have a gauge
      on it and perhaps it does get punctured you will be able to make repair
      while pouring? I poured my basement 54 by 28 with no pressure, 6 loops
      shooting for 3 and 1/2 thickness concrete two years ago,
      everything came out perfect til now. winter is almost over, still good!

      Answered on 3/13/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The right way would be to put foam down about 2 inches fix the tubing to
      foam with foam staples then rebar and wire. The entire time under pressure
      with gauge to check for pressure drop
      wrote:

      Answered on 3/13/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
  • 3/8" ThermaPEX Oxygen Barrier PEX Tubing - (600 ft. coil)

    Q:

    is pex tubing uv rated?
    Asked on 3/1/2012 by al from vt

    1 answer

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      A:

      It is not. PEX cannot be exposed to direct sunlight. When using PEX outside, it should always be protected. We recommend a PVC sleeve.

      Answered on 3/1/2012 by PexSupply Staff from NY
  • 1/2" ThermaPEX Oxygen Barrier PEX Tubing - (300 ft. coil)

    Q:

    Will it be ok to use thermepex to hook up my hot water heater or will it be a health hazzard.
    Asked on 2/19/2012 by Anonymous

    1 answer

  • 1/2" ThermaPEX Oxygen Barrier PEX Tubing - (300 ft. coil)

    Q:

    Will minor surface scratching effect the oxygen barrier properties of ThermaPEX - I guess I'm wondering if the oxygen barrier is laminated to the outside of the tubing?
    Asked on 2/14/2012 by Anonymous

    1 answer

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      A:

      The oxygen barrier is a thin layer of EVOH applied to the outside of the tubing, but if the scratches are minor they should not make much of a difference.

      Answered on 2/15/2012 by PexSupply Staff from NY
  • 1/2" ThermaPEX Oxygen Barrier PEX Tubing - (500 ft. coil)

    Q:

    Can compression fittings be used with ThermaPEX oxygen barrier tubing?
    Asked on 2/5/2012 by Anonymous

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      Yes, as long as they are compression fittings designed for use with PEX tubing.

      Answered on 2/6/2012 by PexSupply Staff from NY
  • 1/2" ThermaPEX Oxygen Barrier PEX Tubing - (1000 ft. coil)

    Q:

    Does the thermal transmission rate differ from this to say any other type of pex?
    Asked on 12/12/2011 by Chris from Lunenburg

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      No, it is the same for PEX-A, PEX-B, and PEX-C.

      Answered on 12/15/2011 by PexSupply Staff from NY
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