1/2" Red ViegaPEX (100 ft. coil) Zoom

1/2" Red ViegaPEX (100 ft. coil)

SKU:32121

Brand: Viega

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Specs

Size: 1/2"
Color: Red
Length (Feet): 100'
Fitting System Compatibility: Crimp/Clamp (HydroPEX)
PEX Compression
Press (Viega)
Push Fit (Sharkbite)
Tubing Type: Non-Oxygen Barrier
Material: PEX
Application: Plumbing
Max Pressure (PSI): 160 psi
Grade:
?
PEX-b
Warranty: 10 Year
Standards Met: ASTM F876
ASTM F877
NSF
Max Temp (F): 180°F

Description for Viega 32121

ViegaPEX Tubing is manufactured to ASTM F876/F877 standards and listed to ANSI/NSF Standards 14 and 61. It is chlorine resistance rated for both traditional (CL-TD) and continuous recirculation (CL-R) applications. ViegaPEX Tubing is rated at 100 psi and 180 degrees F and 160 psi at 73 degrees F and is available in red, blue, and white.

1/2" Red ViegaPEX (100 ft. coil)

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Viegapex 3/8

The Viegapex is required for the guarantee on the Manabloc, which I also purchased through Supply House. Delivery and processing by Supply House was great on every order.
The big thing about this...Read complete review

The Viegapex is required for the guarantee on the Manabloc, which I also purchased through Supply House. Delivery and processing by Supply House was great on every order.
The big thing about this tubing is that the big box stores in my area are not up to speed on 3/8 tubing, and in some cases fittings, but I followed recommendations using 3/8 on everything except outside hose bibs and tubs. I have one shower, which is a good 45' from the manifold--over 50 by the time you factor in bends- and water pressure and volume are just fine. Hot water times have gone from 2-3 minutes with the old insulated galvanized to literally 30-40 seconds with the 3/8 pex. It is also slightly easier to work with and fish through walls than the 1/2".
I chose the stainless clamps over the copper ones for ease of installation- one tool and ease of removal in case of a screw up. They make a removal tool for the copper ones down to 1/2 inch- but none for 3/8, which you could grind off. Don't get me wrong, the stainless take patience but you can get them off. Screwdriver in the crimp to work it apart or a strong hand and tin snips snapping off the crimp will do it.
I bought a ratcheting tool for the clamps and did 3/4 supply, 1/2 and 3/8 clamps with ease. If you have an old Harley, I'm thinking this tool will work on the oil line fittings too- they look identical.
One mistake I made was thinking the 3/8 would not be enough volume- I also ordered 30 1/2 fittings for the Manabloc to replace the 3/8 I ordered with the Manabloc if needed. A bag of six would have done what I needed- two tubs, two hose bibs and washer and laundry sink. The last two would probably have been fine with 3/8 but I ran out and wanted to complete the job so went to Home Depot and bought one each 100 foot rolls of red and blue. By the way- if you're like me you will forget to order some items- I would recommend HD for extra pex as they carry Sharkbite, which are made by Cash Acme- a US and Australian company. Lowes has all Chinese fittings--except for the hose bibs- which are reversed- Lowes has US and HD Chinese.
I started my plumbing project with pex from galvanized about 10 months ago- but due to time restraints due to other projects,initially installed the Manablock, then ran two 1/2 lines from it back into my old trunk and branch system to keep the water on as I worked on one section at a time, only shutting the water down long enough to separate and plug the section I was going to hit. When the weather turned bad- really bad, I really hit the plumbing and finished it up in a few weeks due to continues interruptions with other emergencies.
Another tip I have is not to be afraid to use connectors. The idea is no break from manifold to fixture, but if you have none behind walls, that is the main concern. I did supplemental shutoffs on every line--sinks and toilets were shutoffs and connectors to the fixture, but showers and hose bibs I did in line half turn shutoffs, and this made me realize that either you trust the connections or you don't, and if you don't maybe you should take another route. My last long runs to a sink were 10' short, so I did connectors in the basement, and the hot water goes blue at the end to lessen waste ( No 100' roll just for 10')
OK, a little long for a critique on tubing, but thought I'd combine my critique of pex in general since my project is finished woith not a leak- knock on wood!
The worst part of this was getting the old galvanized out- the pex was actually fun- if you let yourself have fun when doing home repair.
Have fun and you can do this. No plumber will go hungry, do-it-yourselfers are a thinning breed in this country- unfortunately!

VS

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not enough fittings

The tubing is great, but there are not nearly enough 3/8 fittings. I used 3/8 tubing for all my sink fixtures in order to save hot water and I'm extremely happy with...Read complete review

The tubing is great, but there are not nearly enough 3/8 fittings. I used 3/8 tubing for all my sink fixtures in order to save hot water and I'm extremely happy with the result. However, if I had known how many headaches would be caused by the lack of fitting options, including finding appropriate crimper tools, I would have chosen to use 1/2 tubing on all my fixtures. It's a sad state of affairs, which the suppliers can fix if they choose to do so.

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5.0

A+++++

By Jay

from New Bedford MA

Verified Buyer

Comments about 1/2" Blue ViegaPEX (300 ft. coil):

Great Company to deal with awesome product.

 
5.0

Viegapex 3/8

By Ratman

from Dayton, Ohio

Verified Buyer

Comments about 3/8" Blue ViegaPEX (100 ft. coil):

The Viegapex is required for the guarantee on the Manabloc, which I also purchased through Supply House. Delivery and processing by Supply House was great on every order.
The big thing about this tubing is that the big box stores in my area are not up to speed on 3/8 tubing, and in some cases fittings, but I followed recommendations using 3/8 on everything except outside hose bibs and tubs. I have one shower, which is a good 45' from the manifold--over 50 by the time you factor in bends- and water pressure and volume are just fine. Hot water times have gone from 2-3 minutes with the old insulated galvanized to literally 30-40 seconds with the 3/8 pex. It is also slightly easier to work with and fish through walls than the 1/2".
I chose the stainless clamps over the copper ones for ease of installation- one tool and ease of removal in case of a screw up. They make a removal tool for the copper ones down to 1/2 inch- but none for 3/8, which you could grind off. Don't get me wrong, the stainless take patience but you can get them off. Screwdriver in the crimp to work it apart or a strong hand and tin snips snapping off the crimp will do it.
I bought a ratcheting tool for the clamps and did 3/4 supply, 1/2 and 3/8 clamps with ease. If you have an old Harley, I'm thinking this tool will work on the oil line fittings too- they look identical.
One mistake I made was thinking the 3/8 would not be enough volume- I also ordered 30 1/2 fittings for the Manabloc to replace the 3/8 I ordered with the Manabloc if needed. A bag of six would have done what I needed- two tubs, two hose bibs and washer and laundry sink. The last two would probably have been fine with 3/8 but I ran out and wanted to complete the job so went to Home Depot and bought one each 100 foot rolls of red and blue. By the way- if you're like me you will forget to order some items- I would recommend HD for extra pex as they carry Sharkbite, which are made by Cash Acme- a US and Australian company. Lowes has all Chinese fittings--except for the hose bibs- which are reversed- Lowes has US and HD Chinese.
I started my plumbing project with pex from galvanized about 10 months ago- but due to time restraints due to other projects,initially installed the Manablock, then ran two 1/2 lines from it back into my old trunk and branch system to keep the water on as I worked on one section at a time, only shutting the water down long enough to separate and plug the section I was going to hit. When the weather turned bad- really bad, I really hit the plumbing and finished it up in a few weeks due to continues interruptions with other emergencies.
Another tip I have is not to be afraid to use connectors. The idea is no break from manifold to fixture, but if you have none behind walls, that is the main concern. I did supplemental shutoffs on every line--sinks and toilets were shutoffs and connectors to the fixture, but showers and hose bibs I did in line half turn shutoffs, and this made me realize that either you trust the connections or you don't, and if you don't maybe you should take another route. My last long runs to a sink were 10' short, so I did connectors in the basement, and the hot water goes blue at the end to lessen waste ( No 100' roll just for 10')
OK, a little long for a critique on tubing, but thought I'd combine my critique of pex in general since my project is finished woith not a leak- knock on wood!
The worst part of this was getting the old galvanized out- the pex was actually fun- if you let yourself have fun when doing home repair.
Have fun and you can do this. No plumber will go hungry, do-it-yourselfers are a thinning breed in this country- unfortunately!

 
5.0

i would buy this product again

By Bobby

from Sugar Grove WV.

Verified Buyer

Comments about 1/4" White ViegaPEX (100 ft. coil):

great

 
5.0

Great Product, Fantastic Service

By MoRancher

from Mooville, Mo

Verified Buyer

Comments about 1/2" Blue ViegaPEX (500 ft. coil):

I usually am not one to write reviews-but this time I will make the exception-
The prices and the service from PexSupply is far above and beyond any expectations. The few questions I had emailed were promptly answered (almost immediately!). My order was shipped the same day I ordered. It arrived on time, was packed very well and was spot on with quantitys ordered.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Fine product

By Jim

from Gunnison, CO

Verified Buyer

Comments about 3/8" Red ViegaPEX (100 ft. coil):

Having done the rest of my house with Aquapex, which is a pex-a product, I searched hard to find pex-a in 3/8" with both red and blue colors. I couldn't find any. This is pex-b, and I'm sure there are different properties, but I frankly can't tell the difference. At this size it is pretty flexible in any case. I had no trouble with it. I've never had a crimp connection leak with it or any other pex pipe.

 
5.0

Quality Product

By TP

from Waycross, GA

Verified Buyer

Comments about 1/2" Blue ViegaPEX (100 ft. coil):

Quality pex tubing. This tubing was specified for my manabloc, which is why I used it. Easy to work with and I had no problems.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Important Product - Excellent!

By mdmontaigne

from New Hartford, CT

Verified Buyer

Comments about 3/8" Blue ViegaPEX (100 ft. coil):

3/8" PEX tubing is where you'll find one of the greatest benefits of using PEX. Use instead of 1/2" pipe or tubing for faucets and toilets, where the supply at the fixture is typically 3/8" already. Water is saved -- especially hot water -- when you let the water run until the hot/fresh water arrives, because you don't need to empty a whole length of 1/2" tubing to get to the hot/fresh water, and you don't leave a whole length of 1/2" tubing full of hot/fresh water when you're done. The 3/8" tubing also bends more easily than 1/2". Colors of the ViegaPEX are vivid, and it's easier to cut and crimp than larger sizes.

The only con is that there are significantly fewer fittings available for 3/8" PEX. This is unfortunate, since 3/8" tubing offers so many other benefits, from comparative ease of installation to preventing waste.

I recommend this product. Just make sure you have access to the exact fittings you need for your project.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

not enough fittings

By cork

from Portland, OR

Verified Buyer

Comments about 3/8" Blue ViegaPEX (100 ft. coil):

The tubing is great, but there are not nearly enough 3/8 fittings. I used 3/8 tubing for all my sink fixtures in order to save hot water and I'm extremely happy with the result. However, if I had known how many headaches would be caused by the lack of fitting options, including finding appropriate crimper tools, I would have chosen to use 1/2 tubing on all my fixtures. It's a sad state of affairs, which the suppliers can fix if they choose to do so.

 
5.0

awesome product

By Pete

from West Greenwich, RI

Verified Buyer

Comments about 3/8" Blue ViegaPEX (100 ft. coil):

I used this to replace old copper water pipe under my mobile home. Not having to solder replacement pipe was much safer and easier.

 
5.0

WORKED GREAT!

By Wanderer

from Gunnison, CO

Verified Buyer

Comments about 3/8" Red ViegaPEX (100 ft. coil):

Replaced the pipine in a 5th wheel RV. EASY installation. Made easy bends (no need for elbows) "NO LEAKS" at fittings, first time.

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  • 3/4" Red ViegaPEX (100 ft. coil)

    Q:

    What is the PEX xxxx designation number?
    I'm concerned about the continuous chlorine and heat in a Domestic hot water loop.
    I have experienced 2 pinhole failures at the bend support location on the outside portion of the pipe bend. I'm worried that additional failures are soon to follow.
    PEX 5xxx would be great!
    Asked on 4/2/2015 by JCE

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      The Viega pex tubing that you are interested in is Pex designation code 5306. This particular tubing can be used with continuously re-circulating plumbing systems up to 140°F as per the manufacturer.

      Answered on 6/10/2015 by SupplyHouse Staff from NY
  • 3/8" Blue ViegaPEX (100 ft. coil)

    Q:

    If I was to installed outside , What type of insulation should I use to protect from freezing?
    Asked on 11/25/2014 by El pelon from Houston Tx

    1 answer

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Pex is not recommended for outside install because UV rays can break down the material. Why not use PVC and then a manifold inside? If you are going to do that I would build a box, house the pipe in the box, and insulate the box. A piece of 4" schedule 20 would work for a box if you could run it through that.

      Answered on 11/25/2014 by Anonymous
  • 1/2" Red ViegaPEX (100 ft. coil)

    Q:

    Does .5" and .75" viegapex come with a type A rating?
    Asked on 3/28/2014 by mike from ohio

    2 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      ViegaPEX is a PEX-b material. Wirsbo's AquaPEX is the only PEX-a product.
      This classification refers to the manufacturing method, not the relative
      quality. (https://www.pexsupply.com/resources/pexPlumbing)

      Answered on 3/28/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      no. it is Pex B only. just that is what they call it. make sure to use it if you are using Viega Press fittings.

      Answered on 3/28/2014 by Michael from Moultonborough, NH
  • 3/4" Blue ViegaPEX (100 ft. coil)

    Q:

    Will this pipe be ok within 2 feet of overhead Fluorescent lights on 1 hour each day. Used for cold water in basement supply line. I saw on Utube Pex pipe not this type Pex was white pipe exposed to Fluoresent lights 24 hours a day 7 days a week cracked
    Asked on 12/19/2013 by Keith from Riverdale, NJ

    5 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      If you are worried about it cover it with a foam insulation sleeve available at all home centers 

      Answered on 12/21/2013 by Anonymous
    • A:

      The person that answered your question with how much heat lights put out not having effects on PEX has it completely wrong! It's the exposure to UV that causes deterioration in PEX, not heat. It would not be possible to use PEX for hot water service, or radiant heating if heat were to cause PEX to deteriorate, and crack. That's why you are specifically warned to keep PEX out of direct exposure to sunlight, and artificial lighting until it is installed. Hope this helps!

      Answered on 5/23/2014 by DaddyD from Lebanon, TN (25 miles east of Nashville)
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      yes, but i would definitely cover it with foam pipe insulation tubes. they self-seal these days, along the edges. Armorflex is the best brand, available at the Depot

      Answered on 12/20/2013 by Michael from Moultonborough, NH
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Cover the pipe with insulation. You can get it at Home Depot in sticks of
      about 8'.

      Answered on 12/20/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hi Keith,
      2 Feet is quite a distance between the lights and the pipe to radiate the
      amount of heat.( it is not in physical contact for safety and other
      reasons).
      Unlike incandescent filament light bulbs, most of the electrical energy is
      converted to light energy in Fluorescent lights.
      I would suspect other reasons for the cracks in the you tube example you
      mentioned ( may be the tube was defective to start with or kinks, bends
      etc.).
      Make sure you do the unwinding/stretching of the coils of the pipe very
      carefully to avoid kinks and bends.
      You should be OK.
      For safety reasons, while installation, avoid contacting electrical lines,
      lights etc.
      Good luck.

      Answered on 12/20/2013 by Anonymous
  • 1/2" Blue ViegaPEX (1000 ft. coil)

    Q:

    Can this be used for radient heat in floors?
    Asked on 6/10/2013 by fred from nyack ny

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      To my knowledge the "blue" viega pex is for potable water. There is a pex made specially for radiant heating applications. Check out the resources section on Pex Supply website.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 6/10/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes it can its best to use Pex with oxygen barrier.
      "Can this be used for radient heat in floors?".

      Answered on 6/10/2013 by Anonymous
    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      You should not normally use PEX tubing without an oxygen barrier in a heating system, unless you plan to have an open-loop system with bronze or stainless steel circulator pumps and a heat source that can handle fresh oxygen.

      Answered on 6/28/2013 by PexSupply Staff from NY
  • 1" White ViegaPEX (500 ft. coil)

    Q:

    How deep can this pipe be buried for a main waterline?
    Asked on 8/9/2012 by KJ from Salt Lake City

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Two things to make sure of is that it is deep enough not to freeze, which
      if you check with your water supplier they will tell you the appropriate
      depths. Here in Northwest PA it is 36" and if you go over a driveway or a
      place there is traffic then it need to be 48" to keep from freezing. Then
      the second thing you need to make sure is the the PEX is oxygen barrier if
      it is going in the ground...that is a must.

      Answered on 8/9/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      As deep as you want, but above sewer grade.

      Answered on 8/10/2012 by Anonymous
    • A:

      Below your local frost line, above sewer grade. Person that said "Oxygen Barrier is a MUST", doesn't know what they're talking about. Oxygen Barrier PEX tubing is used in radiant heat systems where the water comes in contact with FERROUS METAL components within the boiler, and so-forth. If it comes in contact with non-ferrous metals, or the radiant lines are closed-loop, then Oxygen Barrier PEX doesn't have to be used. THAT is the ONLY case for O2 Barrier PEX to be used, period. Any other use is a waste of money. Read the specifications on it. White 3/4" or 1' PEX are most commonly used for main water lines from meter to house, though I recommend no less than 1", because PEX has a slightly smaller inside diameter than CPVC, copper, or galvanized steel water lines of comparable diameter, and 1" will plain give maximum flow to your house. Hope this helps!

      Answered on 5/23/2014 by DaddyD from Lebanon, TN (25 miles east of Nashville)
  • 3/4" White ViegaPEX (100 ft. coil)

    Q:

    What is the specification for pipe support for a horizontal installation?
    Asked on 6/29/2012 by Danny from Frederick Maryland

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      Hangers and supports will revert back to code specifications. In the IPC for PEX supports it states PEX must be supported every 32 inches horizontally and every 48 inches vertically.

      Answered on 6/29/2012 by PexSupply Staff from NY
  • 1/2" Blue ViegaPEX (100 ft. coil)

    Q:

    Can I bury the viega pex. The frost line is considered to be 42".
    Asked on 5/15/2012 by jb from ct.

    2 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      You may bury it. I would still sleeve it in foam and/or make sure it is in a bed of sand.... no rocks. kpc

      Answered on 5/15/2012 by Anonymous
    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      Yes, ViegaPEX is approved for direct burial.

      Answered on 5/23/2012 by PexSupply Staff from NY
  • 3/4" Blue ViegaPEX (100 ft. coil)

    Q:

    Can this product be used for hot water max 180 degrees and chilled water 2 pipe systems
    Asked on 4/24/2012 by piper from RICHMOND VIRGINIA

    4 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I would say, yes. I used 3/4" red pex on a commercial dishwasher that was
      180° water temp. Its been in service for over 1 year and no issues.

      Answered on 4/24/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes it can.
      Steve Omner
      No trees were killed in the sending of this message. However a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.

      Answered on 4/24/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      ViegaPEX tubing is intended and recommended for use in hot and cold
      potable water distribution systems. Design
      temperature and pressure ratings for ViegaPEX is 160 psi @ 73°F and 100
      psi @ 180°F. ViegaPEX tubing can also
      be used in "continuously-recirculating" plumbing systems at temperatures
      of up to 140°F while still maintaining
      excellent chlorine resistance. For information on the suitability for
      other hot and cold water applications not listed
      here, consult with your Viega representative.

      Answered on 4/25/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      ViegaPEX is rated up to 100psi at 180°F. It can also be used with chilled water and is compatible with propylene glycol antifreeze.

      Answered on 4/25/2012 by PexSupply Staff from NY
  • 1/4" White ViegaPEX (100 ft. coil)

    Q:

    Is there anything required to use this pipe in an exposed area outside? Will painting it protect it from sunlight?
    Thanks.
    Asked on 4/18/2012 by TM from HOSCHTON, GA

    5 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      There is a plastic sleeve that is used to insulate copper pipe when it is
      underground, also you can use pipe foam insulation. If it is underground,
      nothing is needed.
      As for painting, I don't think you can completely conceal the pipe and I'm
      not sure what the paint chemicals would do to the pex.

      Answered on 4/18/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      You may need insulation from the cold weather if exposed.  Depends on the climate where you live.

      Answered on 4/18/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      only way to use this pipe outside is to box it in, out of the sunlight. the uv will ruin it quickly, maybe even within a year

      Answered on 4/18/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      PEX is not UV-resistant and must not be exposed to sunlight. We recommend sleeving exposed PEX with PVC rather than painting it.

      Answered on 4/19/2012 by PexSupply Staff from NY
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I doubt this stuff will take paint and its not suitable for any kind of sun exposure. I'd try to protect any outside supply line from accidental damage and exposure. Can you run it in a conduit? Have you considered using galvanized pipe for your outside supply?

      Answered on 4/19/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
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