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14 Port Compression MANABLOC Package (NPT Supply)

SKU:NPTS-36144

Brand: Viega

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Specs

Application: Plumbing
Loop Size: 1/2"
Type: MANABLOC Package
Outlet Type: PEX
Number of Outlets: 14
Number of Outlets (Cold): 8
Number of Outlets (Hot): 6
Tubing Compatibility: PEX
Fitting System Compatibility: PEX Compression
Manifold Compatibility: Manabloc
Inlet Type: Male Threaded (IPS)
Inlet Size: 3/4"
Supply Connection: Male NPT
Loop Connection: PEX Compression

Description for Viega NPTS-36144

This Convenient Viega MANABLOC Plumbing Package Includes the Following:



**Important**
  • The MANABLOC plumbing system carries a maximum pressure/temperature rating of 100 psi @ 180°F. Excessive pressure to the MANABLOC will cause leaks.
  • Do not allow chemicals such as PVC glues or solder flux to come into contact with the MANABLOC. They will compromise the integrity of the MANABLOC and cause leaks.
  • Please consult the MANABLOC install instructions for a more comprehensive list of chemical materials that will cause harm to the MANABLOC plumbing system.

14 Port Compression MANABLOC Package (NPT Supply)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

awsome

By peter the handyman

from montreal quebec canada

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Comments about 24 Port Compression MANABLOC Package (NPT Supply):

i istalled this product in early summer then removed it this fall as it is in a freeze zone. it was as easy as installing and removing as cap on a bottle

 
5.0

Plumbing DIY Made Easy

By Dan

from IN

Verified Buyer

Comments about 18 Port Compression MANABLOC Package (NPT Supply):

I used this Manabloc when I replaced all the old plumbing throughout our old house. My needs were minimal and I didn't have to go through any walls yet but PEX and the Manabloc made it very easy.

The most complicated part of the procedure was creating a proper mounting surface for the manifold. When you do this, make sure you have ample space above for your PEX to bend properly so extra pressure is not put on the supply inlets. If you have too much bend in your PEX, the pressure exerted on the inlets could possibly cause them to crack over time. The PEX 90-degree support would probably be a good thing to install here. Otherwise, the instructions were helpful and clear.

I also suggest not to substitute non-Shark Bite PEX adapters with this. I did this on one of the inlets and have yet to get a good seal. I'm going to order a Shark Bite adapter to replace the local-box-store-purchased adapter I initially used.

 
5.0

Great System! - better flow!

By Sprint Geek

from Shelbyville, Ky

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Comments about 14 Port Compression MANABLOC Package (NPT Supply):

I replaced the galvanized water pipe in my 100+ year old home with the Pex Manifold, running 1 set of 1/2" lines to each room (every bathroom has its own set, kitchen sink has its own set etc...)
This system has increased my water flow and hot water delivery times to an amazing degree.
My system is connected as thus:
Water from street to Ball shut off valve, then to 3/4" Pex adapter to Manabloc to water heater and back.

I have a little water hammer now due to the increased flow and need to install a hammer arrester.

 
5.0

very easy to use

By 4suns

from montgomery,ny

Verified Buyer

Comments about 30 Port Compression MANABLOC Package (NPT Supply):

the best way to pipe out a home!simple and professional product!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great product

By cboland

from Sudbury, MA

Verified Buyer

Comments about 14 Port Compression MANABLOC Package (NPT Supply):

Easy to install, looks and works great. My plumber had never seen one and he likes it and will probably be a new customer.
My only request would be that the label that comes stuck to the unit be a user added label so it can be applied with correct orientation of the unit when installed (mine is upside down).

 
5.0

Excellent product!

By ork

from Rockwood, PA

Verified Buyer

Comments about 18 Port Compression MANABLOC Package (NPT Supply):

This product was very easy to install and it makes for a very neat and organized system. Highly recommend it!

 
5.0

Great Product

By dan

from spokane,wa

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Comments about 14 Port Compression MANABLOC Package (NPT Supply):

Ease of product for whole house

 
5.0

This is a great product

By Scott

from Cicero, NY

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Comments about 24 Port Compression MANABLOC Package (NPT Supply):

This product is easy to use.

 
5.0

Great Kit

By DIYers

from Quakertown PA

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Comments about 18 Port Compression MANABLOC Package (NPT Supply):

Great kit at a great price. [...]. Had everything we needed.[...]

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The way to go!

By Newbie Plumber

from Fish Creek, WI

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Comments about 24 Port Compression MANABLOC Package (NPT Supply):

Given the limited, non-traditional space in our basement I rigged up a plywood mount and secured to the wall. This mount includes sidewalls with holes for each distribution line and walls/holes to secure the supply lines.

Read the manual BEFORE you plan your mounting / installation.

Installing the supply / distribution lines is easy. However, you MUST buy the MANABLOC Wrench (SKU # 50631). Any other wrench will not work.

I purchased the "Plumbing Package" and was disappointed the wrench was not included. That should be a given.

Also, unless you are going to use every port from day one, you really should purchase the Port Caps (SKU # 36203).

Solid product. Strongly recommend.

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  • 14 Port Compression MANABLOC Package (NPT Supply)

    Q:

    I have hand tightened the distribution lines on the manifold and just read the manual that says to use the manabloc wrench to tighten and not slip pliers. Do I have to buy a special wrench, which I don't see in the accessories? Can I use an adjustable wrench?
    Asked on 6/10/2014 by bostonbob

    2 answers

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      An adjustable wrench is fine. The Manabloc compression wrench (which is part 50631) would fit between ports more easily, but it is an optional accessory.

      Answered on 6/11/2014 by SupplyHouse Staff from NY
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I just used an adjustable wrench. Just don't over tighten and you will be ok.

      Answered on 6/10/2014 by Anonymous
  • 18 Port Compression MANABLOC Package (NPT Supply)

    Q:

    Is there a Manabloc system that will work with our existing 5/8 inch PEX tubing?
    Asked on 3/13/2014 by Duane

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      Unfortunately there is not. There are no Manabloc adapters for 5/8" PEX (for either the supply or outlet ports), although 1/2" PEX has a 5/8" outside diameter.

      Answered on 4/11/2014 by SupplyHouse Staff from NY
  • 14 Port Compression MANABLOC Package (NPT Supply)

    Q:

    Is there a filter screen in the Manabloc body that can get clooged?
    Asked on 3/5/2014 by Mike

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hi,
      There is no screen. The block is awesome made replacing my old cast iron pipe a snap!!!
      Anthony C. Comstock

      Answered on 3/6/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Mike,
      To my knowledge there aren't any filters in the manabloc manifold. There are only separate chambers for the cold and hot water inputs which then are supplied to the number of output ports via a cutoff valve for each port. There isn't any maintenance to do on the manifold. I have a whole house water filtration system that filters the city water into my house. So I would recommend that you do the same or put some type of filtration before the manabloc manifold if you have any concerns about contamination or debris that can clog up the manifold. Hope this helps.
      Good Luck and God Bless,
      Doug

      Answered on 3/5/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Mine did not have any filter screens.

      Answered on 3/5/2014 by Anonymous
  • 18 Port Compression MANABLOC Package (NPT Supply)

    Q:

    can i use wirsbo pex pipe on a manibloc manifold on the outlet ports?
    Asked on 1/25/2014 by partsguy89 from tolland ct

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes! Definitely you can.

      Answered on 1/27/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I am unfamiliar with the wirsbo pex pipe. I understand that some manufacturers of pex tubing have specific connectors for their tubing that are different from other brands of pex tubing. There may be adapters to connect the wirsbo tubing to a manifold not made by them. Good luck.
      Doug.

      Answered on 1/25/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I used 1/2" pex pipe on all the outlet ports of the manibloc. It worked
      very well. It is a simple compression connection with a metal stiffener
      inside the pex pipe. My customer is very satisfied.
      john

      Answered on 1/25/2014 by Anonymous
  • 24 Port Compression MANABLOC Package (NPT Supply)

    Q:

    is there an astm rating on this manifold?
    Asked on 8/4/2013 by woodman from Yreka, Ca

    2 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes it is f877 astm rating

      Answered on 8/4/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Please take a look at the following web site for the specifications you
      need:
      http://www.viega.net/xbcr/en-us/Viega_MANABLOC.pdf

      Answered on 8/4/2013 by Anonymous
  • 24 Port Compression MANABLOC Package (NPT Supply)

    Q:

    some of the answers here refer to "combination" units, which will have both 1/2 and 3/8 distribution ports. i don't see these combination units listed anywhere. please clarify.
    Asked on 7/17/2013 by Michal from Canada

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      Items 36630 (30 total ports) and 36624 (24 total ports) are the only Combination Manablocs currently offered for sale on PexSupply.com, but Viega also offers part 36636 (36 total ports).

      Answered on 7/19/2013 by PexSupply Staff from NY
  • 24 Port Compression MANABLOC Package (NPT Supply)

    Q:

    Hello - I want to retrofit into my existing plumbing. However, the builder put in 3/4" Pex lines to each of my 2 top floor bathrooms (to service all fixtures in each bath), so I will not be able to run individual lines to each fixture. What would be the best way to incorporate using this manifold?
    Asked on 7/10/2013 by The Mark

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      There at least two options:
      1. "Bite the bullet" and start from scratch to re-plumb using 3/8" lines
      from the water source area on your lower level.
      2. Install the manifold on the top floor using the 3/4" lines as supply
      lines and run 3/8" lines from the manifold there to each fixture on the top
      floor. Perhaps a tankless water heater could be installed on the top floor
      as well.

      Answered on 7/11/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      If these are your supply lines, Well I would use a pex connector 3/4" female to 3/4" pex slip and connect to brass fitting which is supplied with the manabloc device.
      Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID

      Answered on 7/10/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The problem you are going to have is that all of the manifold systems have 1/2" outlets and not 3/4".
      You would have to reduce down to 1/2" which would hurt your water volume if more than one fixture
      was being used at the same time. The best thing to do is to split the 3/4" supply line going to each
      bathroom, if you have access to do that, and install a ball valve for each bathroom. That way you
      can shut of the supply to each bathroom independently. Other than running new 1/2" pex from each
      fixture to a manifold I just don't think you can utilize one effectively.
      Alan

      Answered on 7/10/2013 by Anonymous
  • 24 Port Compression MANABLOC Package (NPT Supply)

    Q:

    I am confused. PEX supply staff say "there is no way to make ProPex connections to Manabloc outlet ports". Yet, Manabloc specs say there is fitting system compatibility with PEX Compression. So, how do you connect 1/2 PEX to Manabloc outlet ports? One PEX customer says it's as simple as "plugging the metal on the PEX line and screwing it onto the Manabloc".
    Asked on 6/28/2013 by Rick from Maine

    4 answers

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      There are different kinds of PEX fittings (see our video at the link below to learn more). You can only use compression, crimp, or PEX press connections on Manabloc outlets. ProPEX (i.e. expansion) fittings are made by Uponor (one of Viega's competitors) and Viega does not offer ProPEX Manabloc fittings.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVo_0Wp79RM

      Answered on 6/28/2013 by PexSupply Staff from NY
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The Manabloc with compression fittings has the appropriate hardware supplied to connect the 1/2" pex lines as compression connections. The directions will show you how to install the supplied components correctly to make the proper compression connection. It really was easy, but you might want to consider buying the tool they make to tighten the plastic nuts. Hope this helps.

      Answered on 6/28/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes. The metal inserts into the PEX tubing and the compression nut holds it
      in place on the Manabloc.

      Answered on 6/28/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I have a Manabloc manifold package that I installed in my home. I used the
      ProPex type connection throughout my home on all my connections, but when
      it comes to the Manabloc manifold, it was slightly different. The Manabloc
      came with all of the pieces necessary to connect 1/2" PEX to the manifold.
      I have added an picture to the bottom of this email that I found online
      that shows all of the pieces that come with the manifold that are required
      to make the connection. Note that the only tool required to make this
      connection is a wrench to tighten the fitting onto the manifold. I did not
      use my ProPex expander tool for this connection. Part of your confusion
      could be that the connection Manabloc uses could be considered a type of
      compression fitting, however everything comes with the manifold and no
      other PEX Compression fitting components or tools are required to complete
      the connection to the 1/2" manifold outlets.
      If you reference the picture below, note that the hot and cold water
      outlets on the sides of the manifold are threaded on the outside (male
      threads sticking out). At the bottom right side of the picture you can see
      the 6 sets of hardware lined up. The manifold comes with enough sets of
      hardware to attach 1/2" PEX to all of the hot and cold outlets, this
      picture just shows 6 sets. The procedure goes like this: Take your 1/2"
      PEX that you wish to attach to an avaliable outlet on the manifold. Cut
      the PEX off to length with a nice square, sharp cut. Do not manipulate the
      PEX with any other tool (do not expand, do not clamp on any compression
      fitting components, etc.) First you will need to slide on the black
      plastic locking nut (shown in the picuture just beneath the manifold).
      This fitting is threaded on the inside (female side) and will thread onto
      one of the outlets on the manifold when the time comes. Next you will
      slide the two compression fitting components onto your PEX. These are
      shown in the picture toward the bottom right of the fittings, white in
      color. These ring shaped components will squeeze onto the outside of your
      PEX once the black plastic locking nut is tightened onto the manifold. The
      next step is to insert the chrome bushing inside the end of your PEX.
      These bushings are shown in the picuture in a row of 6 just beneath the
      black plastic locking nuts. These bushings will provide a solid structure
      on the inside of the PEX to complete the compression fitting once the nut
      is tightened. With all of these components in place, you will now push
      your PEX into an available outlet on the manifold. The PEX will slide into
      the hole inside the outlet, just beside the red or blue shut-off valves.
      Now slide the black locking nut up the PEX toward the male threads of the
      outlet. As you begin to tighten the nut on the outlet of the
      manifold, hold pressure on the PEX pushing into the hole at the outlet of
      the manifold. Tightening the black nut will compress all of the fitting
      components around the end of your PEX providing a solid connection to the
      manifold. The literature that comes with the Manabloc should have a
      picture of the components and pictures showing which order they need to be
      installed onto your PEX.
      This is a pretty simple connection, requiring no special tools and has held
      tight for me. Good Luck!

      Answered on 6/29/2013 by Anonymous
  • 24 Port Compression MANABLOC Package (NPT Supply)

    Q:

    I have the ProPEX expander tool. What fittings do I need to connect 3/4" PEX to the supply lines and 1/2" PEX to the hot and cold ports on the MANABLOC?
    Asked on 6/28/2013 by rick from Maine

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      For the 1/2" cold and hot it uses compression fittings, no tool and no silicon is required. Simply plug the metal on the Pex line, and screw it onto the Manabloc (not too tight to avoid breaking the plastic)
      For the 3/4" supply lines you would need two threaded adapters, such as SKU: LF4477575. Just to make sure, I'd suggest you verify if the threading is compatible as these are two products made by different companies, in theory it is supposed to be pretty standard. You will require silicon for waterthightness on the threaded side, such as with regulard plumbing.
      Alex.
      Envoyé de mon iPhone

      Answered on 6/28/2013 by Anonymous
    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      You can use part LF4577575 to make a 3/4" ProPEX connection to a 3/4" threaded Manabloc supply fitting. There is no way to make ProPEX connections to Manabloc outlet ports.

      Answered on 6/28/2013 by PexSupply Staff from NY
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Sorry the part number for the 3/4" inlets should read LF4577575
      It is under 
      1. Home
      2. Radiant Heat & Heating Supplies
      3. Radiant Heat
      4. PEX Fittings
      5. ProPEX Expander Fittings
      Alex.

      Answered on 6/28/2013 by Anonymous
  • 24 Port Compression MANABLOC Package (NPT Supply)

    Q:

    I'd like to install a 24-port (9 hot-15 cold) Manabloc Manifold distribution system in a house in NH. The house is not heated during the winter, so I need to be able to drain the water to prevent freezing. The flow-through cold port on the Manifold, I believe, can be used to drain the cold water lines, but what about the hot water lines? Any suggestions on how to drain both hot and cold lines?
    Asked on 6/28/2013 by Rick from Maine

    1 answer

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Because your jobsite poses a freeze hazard, the best way to prevent damage
      to any part of your system is to connect an inlet which could be attached
      to an air compressor to blow the water out through each branch. That way if
      any sag in a line might occur, the water would be forced out of the PEX and
      through the open taps of every faucet and toilet valve. This should be done
      for both the hot and the cold lines. Just set your regulator on the
      compressor to 50 or 60 PSI. And of course turn off the power source to
      water heater first. And when you are done evacuating the lines, be sure
      the water heater is empty. If you are using a well, be sure to drain down
      the pressure tank too. Also be sure the toilet tanks are completely empty,
      and the toilet bowls and sink traps are filled with an environmentally safe
      antifreeze of some sort to prevent back flow of sewer gas.
      Gerry S.

      Answered on 6/28/2013 by Anonymous
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