1" AQUAPEX Blue - (500 ft. coil) Zoom

1" AQUAPEX Blue - (500 ft. coil)

SKU:F3101000

Brand: Uponor (Wirsbo)

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Specs

Size: 1"
Color: Blue
Length (Feet): 500'
Outside Diameter: 1.125"
Inside Diameter: 0.862"
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:
?
PEX-a
Warranty: 25 Year
Standards Met: DIN4726
ASTM F877
NSF
Max Temp (F): 200°F

Description for Uponor (Wirsbo) F3101000

AQUAPEX tubing is used primarily in hot and cold potable water distribution systems and Wirsbo AQUASAFE fire sprinkler systems. 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. AQUAPEX tubing is not manufactured with an oxygen diffusion barrier. AQUAPEX tubing coils and straight lengths are available in natural, red and blue.

AQUAPEX is manufactured and listed to ASTM F876 and F877 and certified to NSF Standards 14 and 61. 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: Wirsbo 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

PLEASE NOTE: The product weighs 93 lbs. and may require the use of a
lift gate.
If you do require a lift gate at your delivery, you'll have the option to add this FREE of charge when you checkout.

1" AQUAPEX Blue - (500 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

Uponor is the best tubing!

By walleyeman

from Sturgis, SD

Verified Buyer

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

Uponor is the best tubing Iv'e worked with yet, easy to install fitting , no leaks ever! and very light and easy to handel !

 
5.0

Don't waste your time with others

By The German

from Yorktown , VA

Verified Buyer

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

Didn't know that their is a difference with Pex but after some drips from the L
Big box stores products I tried the aqua Pex from here. Found out the other Pex must not be the same because I haven't had any more drips! Plus when I ordered the pipe it was at my jobs within a day or so even that I work from New York to Miami . Only good to say I have been ordering from here for years NEVER been let down by products or service !!!

 
5.0

Excellent product

By Doug

from Salem Ky.

Verified Buyer

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

Use this product for repairs and new construction plumbing work

 
5.0

Great product

By CW

from Medina, OH

Verified Buyer

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

Used as the tubing to repipe my entire home that previously had PB pipe. Being able to heat the tubing with heat gun provided convenient way to remove from fitting when needed. In several instances was able to use existing PB stub outs by heating end of tubing allowing to fit over slightly larger PB fitting.
Very flexible without kinking, if kink occurs heating the area allows "memory" in tubing to come out as it cools.

 
5.0

This product is outstanding!!!

By Bowie

from Monticello,NY

Verified Buyer

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

I do mostly residential repair work this product is fast safe and convenient, it allows me to replace fixtures and repair leaks in hard to reach places without the mess and possible danger of sweating copper in confined spaces

 
5.0

Great Product

By AdamD

from Putnam County, NY

Verified Buyer

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

I have Been a Fan of AquaPex Since 2003, when i 1st started using it in Arizona.. I have tried a few other brands... I feel safer with Uponor Wirsbo.. cheaper then copper, easier to run, and dont have to smell the flux and solder... lol, less fittings..
But all in all, I ("I") Believe its the Best brand

 
5.0

Heavy duty quality

By Alligator

from Lafayette, LA

Verified Buyer

Comments about 1-1/4" AQUAPEX White - (300 ft. coil):

We used this pipe to run a free flowing hot water line from a boiler unit. I dreaded unrolling it because of my experience running rigid lowes 3/4" pex. This Aquapex is tough, but once unrolled, has surprisingly low memory and was much easier to work with than anticipated. It has thick walls, but cuts very easily with a hose/pipe cutter. We opted for the sharkbite fittings instead of crimps and they went on very easily. We have not tested the system yet, but expect it to do exactly as we like. The only negative I can think of is that it took a while to get our bulk rolls because they were not in stock. Great product and will use again in the future.

 
5.0

Very easy to work with

By John

from East Tenn

Verified Buyer

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

This was my first time working with pex tubing and Aguapex was easy to work with, very flexible compared to Pex-B. I bought some big-box store pex tubing to try before using Aquapex (it was very stiff and difficult to bend at 90 degrees).

 
5.0

Excellent product!

By Hereswhit

from Queens, NY

Verified Buyer

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

Running new water lines in my basement remodel and with the pex tubing it was a breeze!

 
5.0

1" AQUAPEX White - (100 ft. coil)

By Ryoung

from Lakeland MN

Verified Buyer

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

This is good stuff.

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  • 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

    • 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
    • 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
    • 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:

      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:

      US and Canada

      Answered on 6/20/2014 by Anonymous
  • 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:

      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
    • 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:

      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
  • 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:

      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
    • 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:

      Aquapex has been trouble free. Would use again.
      Charlie

      Answered on 4/8/2014 by Anonymous
    • 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:

      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:

      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:

      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:

      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:

      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
  • 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:

      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
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      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
    • 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
    • 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:

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

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

      A:

      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
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      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
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      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
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      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
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      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
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      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
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      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
  • 1" AQUAPEX White - (100 ft. coil)

    Q:

    Can I use to replace my black plastic under ground well pipe. Do I need the barrier type? The present pipe started to leak ( I think it froze) Plan to replace in the spring. The black plastic is running from the detached garage storage tank to the home. The water goes from the well to the garage then to the home.
    Asked on 2/6/2014 by Bill from New Castle, P:A

    9 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I used Aquapex for potable water and it worked fine however I would not recommend that it be placed where it can freeze - repeated freeze thaw cycles will weaken the Aquapex and it will also start to leak. I have no experience using Aquapex with a heat tape but that might be a way to prevent further damage?

      Answered on 2/11/2014 by Charlie from Harmony (Laramie) Wyoming
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes. you don't barrier [for heating only]

      Answered on 2/8/2014 by Normie from Montgomery County Pa
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      According to Uponor's installation manual, AQUAPEX is rated for underground
      water service. See the attached manual (pages 26-27) and follow the
      installation instructions. If the manual isn't attached, I've included
      instructions from the manual below (but the pictures won't come through).
      You can also download from Uponor's site or the following link (
      http://www.uponorpro.com/~/media/Extranet/Files/plumbing%20literature/PLU_InsG_P731_0213.aspx?sc_lang=en&version=0***.****2).
      You also need to follow your local building code. At a minimum, bury the
      line below your local frost depth or whatever is required by your building
      code, whichever is more stringent. Some other ideas to consider are:
      - Burying the tubing in a shallow layer of sand to avoid rocks puncturing
      the pipe.
      - Some people like to install may recommend installing the tubing through a
      larger PVC conduit, but this may conflict with Uponor's instructions to
      "snake" the tubing.
      - After layering a couple inches of sand or fine dirt over the tubing, you
      could put a 2x board over the top which will help avoid shovels from
      puncturing the line if anyone decides to dig in that area in the future.
      Water Service Phase
      Uponor AquaPEX tubing meets the requirements of the following standard:
      • ANSI/AWWA Standard C904-06, Crosslinked Polyethylene (PEX) 1⁄2 inch
      (12mm) through 3 inches (76mm) for Water Service
      Please refer to the ANSI/AWWA Standard for information regarding the
      selection, use and proper application of PEX tubing in water service.
      Handling and Repairs
      Although Uponor AquaPEX tubing is highly resistant to kinking and abrasion,
      it is important to handle with care while installing the tubing to prevent
      damage and possible failure. If damage occurs during installation, cut out
      and repair the area before backfilling. To reform kinked tubing, refer to
      Section 2: Reforming Kinked Uponor AquaPEX Tubing on page 9. If damaged
      beyond the thermal memory capacity of the tubing, use a ProPEX repair
      coupling that is suitable for direct burial. Note: Do not reuse or reclaim
      EP fittings.
      Trench Bottom
      Preparation
      For a successful installation, the supporting soil must provide a stable
      and continuous support for the tubing.
      Good Soil Conditions
      If the trench cut is relatively smooth, install the tubing directly on the
      prepared bottom. The bottom must be flat with no hollows, lumps or rocks.
      Bad Soil Conditions
      If installing in rocky, clay, muddy or other poor soil conditions, it may
      be necessary to prepare the trench bottom using granular material of such
      size and grading to provide a stable base. See your local code for
      additional requirements.
      Installation
      Install Uponor AquaPEX tubing underground in a manner that avoids damage
      caused by external loads. External loads should not cause a decrease in the
      vertical dimension of the tubing cross-section more than 5% of the outside
      diameter. To ensure proper underground installation:
      • Install Uponor AquaPEX tubing in a snaking pattern with sufficient slack
      in the line to allow for contraction of the line due to temperature change
      prior to backfilling.
      • The linear expansion rate for Uponor AquaPEX tubing is approximately 1.1"
      per 10°F (5.6°C) temperature change for every 100' of tubing.
      • Do not use blocking to support the tubing or change the tubing grade.
      • Do not install potable water service tubing in, under or above cesspools,
      septic tanks, septic tank drainage fields or pits.

      Answered on 2/8/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The standard Uponor Aquapex will do fine as a water supply line. The beauty of pex is that it can freeze and thaw without structural damage... that is the pipe, not fitting
      connections. Pex cannot be exposed to sunlight, so be prepared to shield all pex from the sun, and bury it deep enough to be below the frost line and where it is not subject to
      physical damage. Any time a plastic pipe is buried in the ground, a metallic tracer should be buried with it as a locator. Since you are not using this product for under slab
      heating, the barrier type pipe is not necessary... it does very fine as a water supply pipe.

      Answered on 2/7/2014 by Smokey from NC mountains
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      pex would be a good choice the barrier. type is not necessary that is for heating systems
      Sent from my U.S. Cellular® smartphone

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

      A:

      I'll bet Uponor has a customer service line that could help answer that question. When I did my project, it was all for indoor plumbing and didn't look at any in-ground or in-floor stuff. I live close to Uponor's US headquarters and I drove over there and walked around the campus like I owned the place. I ended up talking to a gentleman in his office and he gave me a great demo. So I'm an Uponor fan.
      http://www.uponor-usa.com/
      - Greg
      Greg Scott
      Infrasupport Corporation

      Answered on 2/6/2014 by Greg Scott from Minnesota
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I am not the best person to ask for that application. As far as I am aware the pec is susceptible to bursting under freezing conditions, but please verify.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 2/6/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      You can replace the black pipe with PEX pipe underground without any protection. I would recommend bearing it deeper so that you don't freeze in cold weather. The good thing about pecks pipe is if it does freeze it won't rupture like your black pipe did. It depends on what part of the country you're from but you might have to bury a pipe's deepest green beans and some of the northern regions.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 2/6/2014 by Anonymous
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      A:

      The PEX would be preferable to the poly pipe.  You need to ensure that the PEX is not exposed to UV over time.

      Answered on 2/6/2014 by Anonymous
  • 3/4" AQUAPEX White - (100 ft. coil)

    Q:

    CaN pex be used under a house without freezing?, also it will be out of direct sunlight if that helps answer the question. Which product would be the best?. I don't me installing in a slab.
    Asked on 1/6/2014 by Anonymous from Ackerman, MS

    10 answers

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      A:

      PEX pipe will freeze! It is however almost impossible the rupture. So after thaw your water will flow.
      PEX pipe does not like sun light! You must protect the pipe from sun light or it will deteriorate.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 1/7/2014 by Anonymous
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      A:

      I imagine the factors around freezing non-pex piping is the same for pex
      piping. Some form of insulation would be needed to keep any pipe from
      freezing, including pex.

      Answered on 1/7/2014 by Anonymous
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      A:

      If you are going to pour a slab foundation, Pex is fine below the slab. It
      sounds as if you are in cold country and I ami in S Texas.

      Answered on 1/7/2014 by Old Man from Port Lavaca Tx
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      A:

      I'd check the international residential building code. I remember seeing
      particular specs for burying pipe. After that, check to see if your locality
      has additional codes that apply. Typically, I've seen pex routed through
      attics. Not sure if I get your question, but if you're going to pour "hot"
      concrete, the pH is going to be through the rough until it cures (very
      alkaline). Not sure if pex is designed to withstand that kind of extreme pH.
      Most of the CPVC and copper I've seem come through the slab of new
      construction has a blue or red vinyl sheath around it, probably as a
      chemical and mechanical barrier between the pipe and concrete.

      Answered on 1/7/2014 by Anonymous
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      A:

      Like anything it needs to be insulated. Left bare, it will freeze. Pex can
      expand when frozen and goes back to its original shape without bursting.
      Fittings on the other hand may break. I am not sure what your statement of I
      don't me installing in slab means. I have radiant pex tubing in my slab and
      it works great. You need to use a HEPex, not aquapex for it. to make best
      use of it and be most efficient, you should install at a minimum of 2 inches
      of blue insulation, not pink, and not polyisuanurate. Blue works best and
      won't crush/fatigue over time. You should attache the pex to the metal mesh
      using metal ties. No run should be more than 300 feet max. a also recommend
      buying guides to ensure the tubing come up from the slab perfectly straight
      for tying into the system. They also make insultarps for going under it all.
      The biggest take away is that you want the heat to go up, not into the
      ground. The more you can insulate underneath, the better your heat will
      perform.
      Hope that helps.

      Answered on 1/7/2014 by FredRuckel from New York
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      A:

      To begin, read the manufacturer's instructions for installation. They will cover all the locations where it can be installed. From what you've described, you are intending to run
      lines beneath a house. If the floor is a raised floor (under floor joists), as long as you support the tubing adequately and don't have any fittings or joints in a run, the pex
      should work just fine. Make up you joints in a heated area. From what I've read, the Uponor pex can freeze solid and return to its original shape... I don't know about other brands
      or types. As mentioned above, this is providing that there are no joints in the area subject to freezing. I know that they regularly run pex in slabs for radiant heat, but I would
      locate the pex buried under the concrete if I were using it for water supply... use a sleeve when coming through the slab. As with the under raised floor installation, don't have
      any joints beneath the concrete and place the pex in clear sand (no rocks or big pebbles) buried beneath the slab.
      Hope this helps... I personally like the Uponor product and haven't had any problems. Also,remember you will need an expansion tool specifically designed for the product to
      fabricate the joints... buy one or work out a long term sharing arrangement in case you need to do repairs.

      Answered on 1/7/2014 by Smokey from NC mountains
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      A:

      I don't see how. Pex transfers heat or cold to the water. I do not have
      personal experience with the cold as all of my plumbing is inside, but where
      the cold water lines cross over and are laying on the forced air ducts, they
      pick up the heat from the ducts. I plan on putting some Styrofoam sheets
      between the Pex and the ducts, but it is not an urgent task for me.

      Answered on 1/7/2014 by Anonymous
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      A:

      It can be installed under a house where the temperature is above
      freezing. As you mentioned, out of direct sunlight.

      Answered on 1/7/2014 by Anonymous
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      A:

      Any water pipe should always be on the warm side of a house to prevent
      freezing. The water will freeze in PEX just like it would in copper. Most
      likely the pipe won't burst like a copper pipe would, but it's not worth
      the risk. If it's outside such as under a crawl space the pipe should be
      drained for winter or freezing temperatures.

      Answered on 1/7/2014 by Anonymous
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      A:

      I don't think I quite under stand " under a house"
      You can use oxygen barrier pex in a slab .must be in center of concrete pour.
      You must insulate under the slab and above the base of item 4 compacted.
      Also it needs to designed with some care. You can't just put one continuous loop.
      You need to put in sub loops with manifolds . Not exceeding '300 per sub loop.
      Tempered water during operation depending on design. Roughly 120°f supply with a 20° dif.
      This is not something to try for a DIY with out guidance.
      Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID

      Answered on 1/7/2014 by bobo from ny
  • 1/2" AQUAPEX White - (100 ft. coil)

    Q:

    Hello,

    When Installing 1/2" or 3/4" Aquapex white tubing for tile floor radiant heating, how far or close is the code on where can be if it is near a wall? For example of there is radiant heating pex laid down in a bathroom that is already tiled and completely finished how far is it supposed to be from the bathroom wall as per code?
    Asked on 11/18/2013 by Louis from Monterey, CA

    4 answers

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      A:

      need more information. are you putting this in the concrete? oxygen barrier pex is required for it to be installed in concrete. 8" from other pex and walls is fine with 1/2 . but I don't think you intending to install this correctly . need more info on your intentions .

      Answered on 11/20/2013 by bobo from ny
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      A:

      Radiant heating have low temperature heating process and need some time to heat surface(room). I do not believe radiant heating damage any floor. There is many type of installation available: hi mass(3"-4" concrete slab), low mass( tubing laid down on subfloor and filled with dry pack grout 1"-1 1/2" thick, or tubing can be attached to plywood in between floor joists with insulation below tubing, rare in walls and ceiling. In new construction heat loss calculation needed to verify boiler size, zoning and have drawings for tubing/manifold installation. In average tubing lay down there is 6" for bathrooms, 9" for rooms and 12" for utility area. For example if I installing tubing in living room there is 9 inch from wall to first line and 9" in average between tubing. Size for one loop 180-220'. Four loops manifold work for 1000 sq ft floor. I never use 3/4" tubing for loops, only for supply and return. For heating equipment without iron Aquapex is fine. Hepex for cast iron boilers/pumps. You may google "in floor tubing layout" web and images for more info. Thanks ans good luck.

      Answered on 11/18/2013 by Anonymous
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      A:

      I don't think you want the regular PEX for heating applications. They make a specific version of pipe for that application.

      Answered on 11/18/2013 by Anonymous
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      A:

      First you can't use radiant or baseboard hot water with aqua pex. YOU MUST
      USE HE pex which has Oxygen barrier. U can use same fittings for
      both. As for spacing there is no code. 8" centers are the norm. however
      make sure u insulate under the slab and sides or else u will leak a lot of
      heat which equals MONEY in energy cost.

      Answered on 11/18/2013 by I.E.G from Pa
  • 3/4" AQUAPEX Blue - (100 ft. coil)

    Q:

    Is Pex A compatible with CTS type fittings?
    Asked on 11/1/2013 by Dave from Ohio

    4 answers

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      A:

      PEX-A tubing is compatible with any type of standard PEX fittings. It works with any push-fit style fittings that are listed for use with CTS pipe (i.e. PEX, copper, and CPVC).

      Answered on 11/27/2013 by PexSupply Staff from NY
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      A:

      You can use any type of PEX with these fittings. I have also use them on
      copper and polyethylene. I use them on cold water only. I would use these in
      accessible areas only - check to make sure there are no scratches on the
      tubing - Mark the depth of the fittings on the pipe, to make sure it goes in
      all the way. I think these are great fittings, I have only had a few leak,
      they showed up right away.
      ,

      Answered on 11/3/2013 by Normie from Montgomery County Pa
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      A:

      Thats one I am not sure of. To the best of my memory CTS is used in motor
      homes and if it is the answer is no. Sorry i cant be of more help.

      Answered on 11/1/2013 by Old Man from Port Lavaca Tx
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      A:

      Although I've not used the CTS fittings before, I understand that they are compatible with the Aquafex pipe. Check out this link.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXbO1CrchhQ

      Answered on 11/1/2013 by BACKWOODSMACK from TN.
  • 1/2" AQUAPEX White - (1000 ft. coil)

    Q:

    Hi. I want to run a direct bury line from a well to storage tanks which are 1000 ft away. I do not need a high flow rate but prefer a low rate so as to not tax the well pump, just for filling and refilling the tanks as needed. The line will run in a trench along side a gravel driveway and our winter temp gets down to 10 degrees f I prefer not to run the line inside another pvc or conduit line as that would be duplication. Which pipe would best serve this use?
    Asked on 8/18/2013 by John from United States

    5 answers

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      A:

      Sorry, but I don't really have an answer. My first concern would be the pressure drop over such a long distance at any reasonable flow rate. It seems like 1/2" pipe will cause too much of a drop at normal (e.g. 100 psi) pump pressures. Be sure to check the pressure drop before using small pipe.
      There are pressure drop calculators (fill in the pipe, desired gpm, etc.) on the web you might be able to take advantage of.

      Answered on 8/23/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I direct buried about 100 feet of 1 inch PEX about 3 years ago and it is
      running fine also the flexibility made laying it much easier. With 1000 ft
      you will have some high line losses, so you will want to do the
      calculations to ensure that your pump can push any water that far, larger
      lines (3/4 or 1 inch) will reduce the losses a lot.

      Answered on 8/19/2013 by Anonymous
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      A:

      Yes and you will need to bury below your frost line and protect anything
      above frost line from freezing. Insulated PEX will be best but standard will

      Answered on 8/19/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I think 3/4" black polyethylene tubing 75psi rating 1 1/2 - 2 ft deep. Flat ground surface and shallow well - rating on psi may be lower. If no back flow preventer valves on tubing and no water inside tubing after pumping - depth may be decreased. If You pump uphill use 1" tubing. 1/2 tubing not good for 1000' pumping, wasting energy for pump motor and large load on pump. Same on electric wire, longer distance- larger diameter. Use Aquapex for in home plumbing. Thanks

      Answered on 8/18/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Check with your local code on bury depth for waterlines. I would bet two feet. I also would not use the PEX for run. Save money use PVC and when you transition into your structure switch to PEX. I would run a minimum of 1 inch line but for that distance bigger is better. Good luck.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 8/18/2013 by Anonymous
  • 1-1/4" AQUAPEX White - (100 ft. coil)

    Q:

    I have major water pressure drop off when two appliances are used, for example, washing machine and shower.
    I have 3/4 copper main line (from city water) coming in and am replacing entire plumbing with PEX. Now just to chose the size PEX. I noticed PEX Inner Dimension is smaller then Copper ID. PEX 1" ID is only slightly larger then Copper 3/4" ID.
    Will I have any issues going to 1" PEX or even 1 1/4" PEX for my main lines and will this help or hurt my water pressure issues?
    Thanks! :)
    Asked on 7/1/2013 by Aurora from United States

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      You may have a lot of build up in the lines contributing to your pressure loss.  I have seen lines that had no more than a quarter inch of flow because of this.

      Answered on 7/1/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Of course it depends on your water pressure from the source,  but I have never had any problem using 3/4"  Pex and then reducing to half inch at the fixture.

      Answered on 7/1/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Dear Aurora,
      It is my understanding that employing a smaller dimension supply line
      increases the pressure. In other words, if you are having water pressure
      problems it may be that your current supply lines are too large and rather
      than using 3/4² lines you should down-size to 1/2² to solve the problem,
      rather than looking for a larger dimension line which would only make the
      problem worse than it already is. Of course, I do not know the specifics of
      your problem so this is no more than a guess at resolving the issue. I¹m
      sorry that I cannot be more helpful.

      Answered on 7/2/2013 by Anonymous
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