1/2" AquaPEX Red (300 ft. coil) Zoom

1/2" AquaPEX Red (300 ft. coil)

SKU:F2060500

Brand: Uponor (Wirsbo)

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Specs

Size: 1/2"
Color: Red
Length (Feet): 300'
Outside Diameter: 0.625"
Inside Diameter: 0.475"
Fitting System Compatibility: Crimp/Clamp (HydroPEX)
Expander (ProPEX)
PEX Compression
Press (Viega)
Push Fit (Sharkbite)
Tubing Type: Non-Oxygen Barrier
Material: PEX
Application: Heating
Plumbing
Max Pressure (PSI): 160 psi
Grade:
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PEX-a
Warranty: 25 Year
Standards Met: DIN4726
ASTM F877
NSF
Max Temp (F): 200°F

Description for Uponor (Wirsbo) F2060500

Uponor AquaPEX tubing is used primarily in hot and cold potable water distribution systems and Wirsbo AQUASAFE fire sprinkler systems. Uponor AquaPEX tubing is used in hydronic heating applications where the system contains no ferrous corrodible components or where any ferrous components are isolated from tubing. Uponor AquaPEX tubing is not manufactured with an oxygen diffusion barrier. Uponor AquaPEX tubing coils and straight lengths are available in natural, red and blue.

Uponor AquaPEX is manufactured and listed to ASTM F876 and F877 and certified to NSF Standards 14 and 61. Uponor AquaPEX tubing is rated and listed by the Hydrostatic Stress Board of PPI at 200 degrees F at 80 psi, 180 degrees F at 100 psi and 73.4 degrees F at 160 psi.

Note: Uponor 1/2" AquaPEX tubing is listed to UL1821 and ULC/ORD C199 P and carries an additional rating of 120 degrees F at 130 psi.

What are the Uponor PEX standards?
Uponor PEX and associated fittings are manufactured to the following standards:

  • ASTM F876 "Standard Specification for Cross-linked Polyethylene (PEX) Tubing"
  • ASTM F877 "Standard Specification for Cross-linked Polyethylene (PEX) Plastic Hot and Cold Water Distribution Systems"
  • ASTM F1960 "Standard Specifications for Cold Expansion Fittings with PEX Reinforcing Rings for use with Cross-linked Polyethylene (PEX) Tubing"
  • ASTM F2080 "Standard Specifications for Cold Expansion Fittings with Metal Compression Sleeves for Cross-linked Polyethylene (PEX) Tubing"
  • CSA B137.5 Thermoplastic Pressure Piping Compendium
Additional standards for Uponor AquaPEX tubing and associated fittings include:
  • ANSI/NSF Standard 14 "Plastics Piping System Components and Related Materials"
  • ANSI/NSF Standard 61 "Drinking Water System Components - Health Effects"
  • UL 1821 "Standard for Safety for Thermoplastic Sprinkler Pipe and Fittings for Fire Protection Service" (1/2" Uponor AquaPEX only)
What code approvals does Uponor AquaPEX tubing have?
Uponor AquaPEX tubing is approved in the following codes:
  • IPC
  • UPC
  • NSP
  • IMC
  • UMC
  • NSPC
  • NPC of Canada
  • NBC of Canada
What listings does Uponor AquaPEX tubing have?
Uponor AquaPEX tubing has the following listings:
  • IAPMO
  • NSF
  • CSA
  • ITS
  • HUD
  • ICC
What fire-rated assemblies does Uponor AquaPEX tubing have?
  • G573 - Two-hour Hambro floor/ceiling assembly
  • K913 - Two-hour concrete floor/ceiling assembly
  • L557 - One-hour wood frame floor/ceiling assembly
  • U372 - One-hour wood frame wall assembly
  • V444 - One-hour steel stud wall assembly

1/2" AquaPEX Red (300 ft. coil)

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Uponor (Wirsbo)1/2" AQUAPEX White (100 ft. coil)
 
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

I would use this in my next house

we used this in our floor of a dubble wide.With no connection under floor.The tubeing is graet for goning around object inthe floor or walls.It does not bend well in the cold .

we used this in our floor of a dubble wide.With no connection under floor.The tubeing is graet for goning around object inthe floor or walls.It does not bend well in the cold .

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

shipping wrap

This product is very good with one exception,
The plastic wrap that is designed to use from
the inside works great until the last two wraps,
at this time it is...Read complete review

This product is very good with one exception,
The plastic wrap that is designed to use from
the inside works great until the last two wraps,
at this time it is cheaper to throw away the last two coils than to try to get it out of the plastic
The time it takes to free the pipe from the wrap
totally wipes out any savings from the product.

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5.0

great price

By todders

from arcata ca

Verified Buyer

Comments about 1/2" AQUAPEX White (100 ft. coil):

good price, shipping was fast

 
5.0

Exactly what inordered

By Randy

from Oregon

Verified Buyer

Comments about 3/4" AQUAPEX White - (100 ft. coil):

After wasting a whole day looking for pro pex fittings in Orem, Utah I ordered these fittings from supplyhouse.com and they were waiting for me at my Daughters house when I came into town from Oregon. I appreciate the quick and accurate service. I will use them from now on. Randy

 
5.0

UPONOR IS THE BEST PEX SYSTEM

By DIY MENTOR

from SOUTH DAKOTA

Verified Buyer

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

BATHROOM REMODEL
WITH THE PROPER TOOL THIS IS THE EASIEST WAY TO PLUMB EVER. THERE IS A LEARNING CURVE BUT NOT HARD ONCE YOU GET THE HANG OF IT. REMEMBER TO USE RIGHT FITTINGS WITH THE RIGHT CONNECTING SYSTEM!!

 
5.0

ok

By Carlos Cemoto

from Boulder CO

Verified Buyer

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

Just what the doctor ordered. It was used as supply for ice maker in a reefer. I trust it more than cheap plastic to be installed in a joist system to last forever. I got the 100' length so that there would not be couplings in the joist space.

 
5.0

Top of the line for PEX

By Ktownplumber

from Knoxville, TN

Verified Buyer

Comments about 3/4" AQUAPEX Blue - (100 ft. coil):

Great product. Can be used as a buried water line or to re pipe a house. Best PEX on the market. Ships fast and at a competitive price! Highly recommend using the expansion fittings with the pipe to allow for greater water flow and less restriction when compared to crimp fittings.

 
5.0

easy to use pipe

By scott

from philipsburg, mt

Verified Buyer

Comments about 3/4" AQUAPEX Blue - (100 ft. coil):

As a plumbing material, easy to use & colors great.

 
5.0

Good product

By old guy

from new york city

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

Boat plumbing

 
5.0

3/4 Blue AquaPEX pipe

By Norm

from Oak Island, NC

Verified Buyer

Comments about 3/4" AQUAPEX Blue - (100 ft. coil):

I moved my hot water heater and had to reroute my main watee line. The AquaPEX made the job so much easier. Tighter bends and great flexible. I would recommend this product to anyone.

 
5.0

Would buy again

By Frank

from Stamford,CT

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Comments about 1/2" AQUAPEX White (100 ft. coil):

Time saver great for older homes

 
5.0

Excellent product

By Waterboy

from Truckee, CA

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Comments about 3/4" AQUAPEX Blue - (100 ft. coil):

I first purchaced this product 8 years ago, shortly after finding out it had been approved for use in potable water systems in the US. I have several rental houses in addition to my own home and live high in the mountains of Northern California (where freezing pipes is a way of life in the winter). Each year I would spend way too much time repairing burst pipes and had to remain close to home in case pipes broke in one of the rentals... until I found PEX! I bit the bullet and invested in the spendy expantion tool and it proved to be one of the best investments I've made. I gutted the plumbing in all of the houses and replaced everything with PEX. That was eight years ago and I haven't had one single leak since! Spent last winter backpacking through South America for a couple months... YAY PEX!

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  • 1/2" AQUAPEX White (100 ft. coil)

    Q:

    A previous question answer stated aquapex should not be used with chlorinated water. All municipal water in America is chlorinated. Does this mean I must filter the city water to remove chlorine prior to running it into the aquapex pipe?
    Asked on 3/21/2015 by Greg from Huntsville, AL

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      No that level of chlorine is OK, but not pools, spas ETC ETC.

      Answered on 3/23/2015 by Supplyhouse Staff from New York
  • 1-1/4" AQUAPEX White - (100 ft. coil)

    Q:

    Why does 1.25" PEX inside dimension look significantly smaller than 1.25" Sch40 PVC and What is the difference in flow rate? I have about 15GPM coming out of my well. Is the 1.25" PEX adequate?
    Asked on 10/27/2014 by Zach from United States

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      the ID of that pex is 1.054, it has a max flow rate of 11.2 GPM, you will need an 1 1/2" pex.

      Answered on 10/28/2014 by Supplyhouse Staff from New York
  • 3" AQUAPEX White - (350 ft. coil)

    Q:

    Will chlorinated water do damage to the interior composition of the pipe
    Asked on 10/8/2014 by Al from United States

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      Yes, the PEX tubing will suffer oxidation damage. Chlorinated water should not be used in the AQUAPEX tubing.

      Answered on 10/16/2014 by SupplyHouse Staff from NY
  • 3/4" AQUAPEX White - (100 ft. coil)

    Q:

    Does the AQUAPEX white (clear) coil have the same quality with blue or red? and is the "grade A" lead free? does it qualify California code?
    Asked on 7/22/2014 by JC from San Diego CA

    6 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      dont live in calif and do not know the codes. all colors i think are the
      same.
      Garland Sonsel

      Answered on 7/24/2014 by Old Man from Port Lavaca Tx
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      1) All AquaPEX is the same quality regardless of color. The blue and red are optional colors added to clear AquaPEX during manufacturing to make it easy for the plumber to differentiate between hot and cold while plumbing a building. Color-blind plumbers should just use clear for everything ;)
      2) All AquaPEX is absolutely lead free. It is the best tubing for drinking water ever devised by man. Far better than copper, PVC or CPVC.
      3) All AquaPEX meets all California codes that I am familiar with. It might not meet code if you were to use it for something like Fire Protection. But for potable water/pressure applications, it meets every code.
      Ken Morley

      Answered on 7/25/2014 by KMorley from Tampa, Florida
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Uponor tubing have same quality, colored tubing used where necessary, blue for cold water red for hot water‎. AquaPEX is crosslinked polyethylene (plastic) there is no metal in the tubing. This is one of the best quality product for potable water. No one made better crosslinked polyethylene then Uponor die to unique manufacturing process. In regards of CA law I cannot help You.
      Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone on the Rogers network.

      Answered on 7/22/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Color should not matter for quality ratings. In my plumbing project, I used red for hot, blue for cold, and white for drinking water that bypassed the water softener. AFAIK, there's no lead in any of this - piping or fittings. None of it is metal. Well the fittings are copper but other than that nothing is metal. I live in Minnesota so I don't know about California code. But I don't see why it would be a problem. Your local building inspector is probably the best source for the code question.

      Answered on 7/22/2014 by Greg Scott from Minnesota
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The white AquaPex tubing should be the same quality as the red and blue. The oolor is used to help keep hot and cold water lines separate so there won't be any mixing of these lines. The white can be used for any system even hot and cold water lines. Contact the manufacturer about "grade A" and if it meets California code.
      Doug

      Answered on 7/23/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The white AquaPex tubing should be the same quality as the red and blue. The oolor is used to help keep hot and cold water lines separate so there won't be any mixing of these lines. The white can be used for any system even hot and cold water lines. Contact the manufacturer about "grade A" and if it meets California code.
      Doug

      Answered on 7/23/2014 by Anonymous
  • 1-1/4" AQUAPEX White - (300 ft. coil)

    Q:

    Can this product be used outdoors to feed water supply to a cabin from a fresh water spring?
    Asked on 7/11/2014 by Jack of all trades from Shippensburg PA

    7 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Should be ok. But remember this is photo sensitive so it would need to be screened.
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 7/11/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Pex degrades when exposed to sunlight. It should be sleeved when used
      underground (according to Wikipedia, which also states it is vulnerable to
      certain plant eating insects).

      Answered on 7/11/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      PEX cannot be exposed to UV, so it needs to be buried or completely covered.
      As long as it is not exposed to the sun, it is fine.

      Answered on 7/11/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      It could be, but it is suspetable to UV from the sun.
      Garland Sonsel

      Answered on 7/11/2014 by Old Man from Port Lavaca Tx
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes, this product can be used outdoors as long as it is protected from UV (sunlight) and is at least minimally protected from freezing.
      If buried, it should be in a sand bed to prevent sharp objects from wearing a hole in the buing. The tubing will tolerate occasional freezing and thawing, but should be insulated and buried deeply enough that freezing will not become a regular occurrence.
      Exposure to UV will seriously degrade tubing strength. The tubing should not be exposed to UV other than during installation (no more than 30 days) and the ends above ground should transition to PVC, copper or some other material.

      Answered on 7/11/2014 by KMorley from Tampa, Florida
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      yes, but it can freeze if exposed to below freezing temperatures.  That won't hurt the aquapex but could damage the fittings that are not able to expand from freezing water. Buried is no problem though. 

      Answered on 7/11/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      This product can be used outdoor in above freezing temperature with UV light protection ‎or in ground . Compression fittings available from Uponor. List expensive tubing You can use is 75psi rating polyethylene with red line
      Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone on the Rogers network.

      Answered on 7/11/2014 by Anonymous
  • 1/2" AQUAPEX Blue (100 ft. coil)

    Q:

    Is aquapex (expansion ring type) suitable for direct burial or does it need to be protected with a sleeve, rap, or cover of some kind.
    Should it be placed in a bed of sand and then covered over.
    Asked on 7/1/2014 by Alan C. from Reno, NV

    6 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      It really shouldn't matter what connection system you at using - you shouldn't be covering any joints as they are the most likely point to develop issues.
      I have seen direct bury done both ways - with a shroud and without. If you live in area with ground shift you will need a shroud otherwise it is somewhat optional- you are just running the risk of shorting the usable life of the pex.

      Answered on 7/2/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      AquaPex can be buried directly in a bed of sand. It must not be exposed to sunlight, so you have to transition to some other material where it enters the ground if outside. While AquaPex is not adversely affected by freezing once or twice, it could degrade if frozen and thawed repeatedly. There are versions of AquaPex that are pre-insulated with foam that can solve the freezing problem (if buried deep enough) and don't require the sand bed.

      Answered on 7/2/2014 by KMorley from Tampa, Florida
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      depends on soil type and what you are doing on surface, i would not drive
      over it. Any thing less than gravel should be ok. If you are getting
      inspection I would call and ask

      Answered on 7/2/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Rarely use Propex rings underground. Red stripe polyethylene tubing with stainless steel clamps will do at lower cost. If use Propex underground composite fitting ( not brass) my first choice, clay or sand without stone around tubing, brass compression adapters for different brand, types of tubing or pipes, electric PVC elbow when tubing go from horizontal to vertical, same PVC to protect from concrete and metal. For connections in the concrete slab band tubing down under concrete, connect and band up in to the slab. For outdoor boiler I use Uponor insulated tubing (very expensive but excellent quality). In general don't run any tubing too close to freezing zone and lay down tubing in curved not straight line ( any plastic expand and retract with pressure difference)Thanks

      Answered on 7/2/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Shoud sleeve it. If you need to go a ways should ck something different.

      Answered on 7/2/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      PEX tubing is approved for direct burial outdoors, a practice most often
      necessary when running a water supply line to a house. PEX, since it can
      expand, resists freezing more effectively than rigid pipe, but PEX can
      still burst if water freezes in a line. As a result, it’s a must to bury
      the tubing below the frost line. The depth of the frost line in a given
      area can be obtained by contacting the municipality or local water
      company. *Although
      an unbroken line of PEX would be ideal, dezincification-resistant brass PEX
      fittings or plastic PEX fittings should be used in areas known to have
      aggressive water or soil when a fitting is necessary. Stainless steel clamp
      rings are a better choice than copper crimp rings due to their increased
      corrosion resistance.*
      Residential water supply lines generally use 3/4” pipe (occasionally 1”).
      SupplyHouse <http://www.supplyhouse.com/> carries PEX-B tubing
      <http://www.supplyhouse.com/PEX-Tubing-516000> in these sizes, as well as
      PEX-A rated AquaPEX <http://www.supplyhouse.com/AquaPEX-Tubing-517000>
      and pre-insulated
      AquaPEX <http://www.supplyhouse.com/Pre-Insulated-AquaPEX-Tubing-11448000>.
      Sleeving the buried PEX (in PVC, for example) shields the tubing and can
      make potential repairs easier. Embedding PEX in sand protects it from any
      rocks in the soil. Always check with all applicable local codes prior to
      installation. (from pex supply web site

      Answered on 7/2/2014 by Anonymous
  • 1/2" AQUAPEX Red (100 ft. coil)

    Q:

    Are those AQUAPEX tubing made in China? if not, where?
    Asked on 6/20/2014 by JC from San Diego

    5 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      US and Canada

      Answered on 6/20/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Uponor based in Europe , Finland. 10 factories in five countries :Finland, Sweden, Germany, Spain and United States.
      Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone on the Rogers network.

      Answered on 6/20/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      JC:
      You did not indicate where you would be purchasing tubing, so this answer assumes that you would purchase somewhere in North America.
      According to the Uponor web site, AquaPEX tubing sold in North America is manufactured in the United States. They may have other manufacturing facilities around the world devoted to those markets. I know that AquaPex is very popular in rapidly developing countries and so I would not be surprised to find that Uponor also has factories in China, India, etc. for those markets.
      But if you purchase in North America, your product will be manufactured in the US.
      I can't say enough good things about AquaPex. I will never go back to copper or CPVC piping systems.
      Ken Morley

      Answered on 6/21/2014 by KMorley from Tampa, Florida
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      probably not, but I don't know for sure. Most thermoplastic tubing is made
      in the US.
      Garland Sonsel

      Answered on 6/21/2014 by Old Man from Port Lavaca Tx
    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      The AquaPEX tubing that is sold in the United States is made at Uponor's factory in Minnesota.

      Answered on 6/23/2014 by SupplyHouse Staff from NY
  • 1/2" AQUAPEX Red (100 ft. coil)

    Q:

    Is it true you can use a heat gun to remove the tubing from a fixture to make corrections or repairs? If so how many times can the tubing be heated and reused?
    Asked on 5/29/2014 by Wayne from Bloomington, Mn

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      While you might technically be able to do this - I wouldn't suggest it. Heatingbthentubing beyond spec levels, which you would have to in thus case, would compromise the integrity of the tubing. In would suggest that you run the install with a little slack to account for these future needs. If you are out of slack it would be cleaner to do a clean cut, add in a connector and extension and attach there.
      Sent from Samsung Mobile

      Answered on 5/29/2014 by Anonymous
    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      A heat gun can be used to remove and reuse brass ProPEX fittings (see information at the link below for more information). The portion of tubing that was used around the original fittings should not be reused. New connections should be made with fresh tubing that was part of a square cut at least two inches from the end of the existing pipe.

      http://blog.supplyhouse.com/propex-fitting-removal/

      Answered on 5/30/2014 by SupplyHouse Staff from NY
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      http://www.uponor-usa.com/~/media/Files/Technical%20Documents/Plumbing%20resources/ProPlumbingInstallGuide_10_07.aspx?sc_lang=en
      Here is the installation guide for aquapex on link above brass fitting can
      be reused with heat gun still need to cut pipe back about 2 inches of pipe
      before making new connections. page 22 of install guide explain's how do
      this correctly.

      Answered on 6/18/2014 by Anonymous
  • 3" AQUAPEX White - (100 ft. coil)

    Q:

    We have an industry which is using black pipe for potoble water supply now. The piipe is rusted and we need to repalce this pipe, The temperature will be approximatley 125 deg. ambient with city supply water probably about 80 deg. can we use this pipe in the place of a galvinized pipe and expect the same life and durability of the galvinized.
    Asked on 4/7/2014 by allen sr from kosciusko, ms

    9 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Aquapex has been trouble free. Would use again.
      Charlie

      Answered on 4/8/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes. The pex should last longer than any iron or copper system.
      Thank You,
      Daniel F. Walker
      e: <mailto:****@***.***> ****@***.***

      Answered on 4/7/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      My experience with the Uponor pex is very positive. Here in the North Carolina mountains, copper tubing is rapidly degraded due to the chemical make-up of the well water. The same
      goes for steel pipe. The choices have been CPVC and pex. I was attracted to the Uponor system because of the nature of the compression fittings... there are no metal compression
      rings that will eventually leak. The formula for the pipe requires it to be continually contracting and renewing the grip on the fitting. It may be something of a pain to make the
      joint, but you are assured of a leak free joint if it is done property. As to the material, it is a plastic that does nothing... there is no chemical or galvanic action. The
      temperatures that you suggest, in my experience, are not a problem. For your peace of mind, you can contact the manufacturer for their cut sheet that will give you the parameters
      under which the pipe has been designed to work. Personally, I'd never go back to the old copper tubing style I used for forty years.

      Answered on 4/7/2014 by Smokey from NC mountains
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      You didn't specify the size of your existing black steel pipe, if it is in
      the current Aquapex available sizes, I would recommend replacing with
      Aquapex, so easy to work with. Steel galvanized pipes will build-up
      sediments inside, thus reducing the inside diameter and therefore the flown
      of water, and eventually will rust.
      Talk to the people at Pex Supply, they will guide you through the process
      from A to Z.
      Good luck.
      Gilbert.

      Answered on 4/7/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      This tubing will survive longer then galvanized pipe. Clean water, no additives. Tubing installation required proper fitting and I recommend UV light protection (sunlight, metal halide bulbs,sodium bulbs, mercury bulbs). Please follow local building code, this tubing will melt in event of fire without proper protection. For 20 years I never see AquaPEX fail. On longer distance I use. Polyethylene tubing (black poly tubing) with proper pressure rating - lower price alternative. Thanks.

      Answered on 4/7/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The Uponor main North America office is in Apple Valley, MN. I would call them on that. I know that many commercial buildings use Uponor Pex instead of copper these days. My gut says it should be fine, but I would ask the manufacturer this question.
      - Greg
      Greg Scott
      Infrasupport Corporation

      Answered on 4/7/2014 by Greg Scott from Minnesota
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      There are several replies to that. Is the pipe going to lay in direct
      sunlight? If not the answer is probably yes, if it is in direct sunlight
      no. Direct sunlight requires black to reduce cracking.
      You also did not state the pressure that it would see.
      I hope this was helpful.

      Answered on 4/7/2014 by Old Man from Port Lavaca Tx
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I think this is the best pipe you can buy. When you use the proper fittings
      and the pipe is protected from damage the pipe should last indefinitely.

      Answered on 4/8/2014 by Normie from Montgomery County Pa
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes you can and it will out last any metal pipe including copper or brass. Just remember you will have to support it (clamp or strap it) in very short intervals (about every 12"). We have used it for the same application and any place it may rub or wear we placed insulation on it.
      Great product
      Good Luck

      Answered on 4/8/2014 by The Helper from Mid NY State
  • 1/2" AQUAPEX Red (100 ft. coil)

    Q:

    I am going to be replacing an exsisting shower/tub 1 handle fixture. I was planning on adapting from the copper lines to pex-a to the fixture. Which fitting do you recommend for this application.
    Asked on 3/16/2014 by rmturner54 from Texas

    12 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      they have propex copper pipe adapter fittings that work great.  I have also used the sharkbite fitting without any problems.
      http://www.pexsupply.com/ProPEX-Expander-Fittings-526000

      Answered on 3/17/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I believe the copper sweat to pex fitting would be your easiest method. I
      have used them in the past with good results.

      Answered on 3/18/2014 by Anonymous
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      Your fixture likely has a threaded connection, in which you'll either need
      a male or female adapter. In almost all cases it'll be a male adapter.
      male: (LF4525050)
      http://www.pexsupply.com/Wirsbo-Uponor-LF4525050-ProPEX-LF-Brass-Male-Threaded-Adapter-1-2-PEX-x-1-2-NPT
      female: (LF4575050)
      http://www.pexsupply.com/Wirsbo-Uponor-LF4575050-ProPEX-LF-Brass-Female-Threaded-Adapter-1-2-PEX-x-1-2-NPT
      Now, if you have a straight piece of copper pipe you're trying to tie into,
      you'll need a adapter you can sweat to the pipe. Something similar to the
      following:
      (LF4515050)
      http://www.pexsupply.com/Wirsbo-Uponor-LF4515050-ProPEX-LF-Brass-Sweat-Adapter-1-2-PEX-x-1-2-Copper

      Answered on 3/19/2014 by Anonymous
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      I did this by sweating a ½ inch pipe thread into the copper and connecting what amounts to a pex compression union onto this and from there it is all pex fittings. There are other compression fittings for copper tubing that do not require soldering the and one of these could be used as an alternative.

      Answered on 3/24/2014 by Charlie from Harmony (Laramie) Wyoming
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      A:

      Since it is Pex-A you can use the propex expander method, brass crush rings, or stainless steel crimp rings. Unless you are going to install a lot then I would recommend the stainless steel rings. 1 inexpensive tool will work on most common sizes and you can buy them at the Big Box stores now if you run out. I used the stainless rings and the expander method in my house. I use the stainless ones now due to ease of tool and ease of getting more rings local as needed. I could not find any places that carried the expander method parts. But I still use Pex-A as we do get colder temps from time to time.

      Answered on 3/16/2014 by Anonymous
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      I would use the Uponor fittings that match with the tubing.
      Greg Scott
      Infrasupport Corporation

      Answered on 3/16/2014 by Greg Scott from Minnesota
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      Pex Supply has a full spectrum of PEX to NPT adaptors, straight or 90. I
      suggest you go to their Web side and select the one most appropriate for
      your project.
      Good luck.
      Gilbert.

      Answered on 3/16/2014 by Anonymous
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      I am not positive which way Pex would do it, I would probably sweat a
      copper fitting with a female npt thread to the copper and then use a male
      npt to Pex tube. Lowes carries an assortment of pex fittings that you can
      look at.
      I hope this was helpful.

      Answered on 3/16/2014 by Old Man from Port Lavaca Tx
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      A:

      Take a pex shower/tub rough in. Sweat a female to pex adapter on the hot and cold water supply.

      Answered on 3/16/2014 by Anonymous
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      I recommend the propex fittings. They need an expensive expansion tool. If
      you know how to solder, it'll be much cheaper to use copper pipe and
      fittings. If it is a short distance I would use copper . The new tub shower
      fixture probably has solder ports anyway.

      Answered on 3/16/2014 by Normie from Montgomery County Pa
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      It is Your choice ‎. Any PEX fitting will lower amount of water to shower valve. If Your valve rated for 2.2GPM any upproved PEX fittings will work fine. I use upproved copper and Propex for 15+ years without complain. Thanks

      Answered on 3/16/2014 by Anonymous
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      A:

      You need a street copper to pex fitting, that should slide right into your
      new valve.

      Answered on 3/17/2014 by Anonymous
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