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3/4" Pre-Insulated AquaPEX Tubing - (100 ft. coil)

SKU:F6040750

Brand: Uponor (Wirsbo)

Uponor (Wirsbo)
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Specs

Size: 3/4"
R-Value:
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4.3
Heat Loss: 8.0 BTU/h/ft2 (at 70° Delta T)
Outside Diameter: 2"
Coil Size (OD x Width): 32.38" x 12.4"
Material: PEX
Fitting System Compatibility: Crimp/Clamp (HydroPEX)
Expander (ProPEX)
PEX Compression
Press (Viega)
Push Fit (Sharkbite)
Grade:
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PEX-a
Insulation Material: Multi-layered Closed Cell Cross-linked Polyethylene Foam
Insulation Thickness: 1/2"
Length (Feet): 100'
Tubing Type: Non-Oxygen Barrier
Pre-Insulated
Max Temp (F): 200°F
Hydrostatic Ratings: 200°F (93°C) at 80 psi
180°F (82°C) at 100 psi
73.4°F (23°C) at 160 psi
Thermal Conductivity: 0.250 Btu.in/sqft.h.degF
Linear Expansion Rate: 1.10"/10°F (12°C)/100'
Warranty: 25 Year
Application: Plumbing

Description for Uponor (Wirsbo) F6040750

To ensure the building industry is equipped with the latest, most innovative products, Uponor is the first to offer a pre-insulated PEX tubing product for residential and commercial plumbing applications.

Pre-insulated AquaPEX® offers all the benefits of Uponor AquaPEX (PEX-a) tubing (flexible, durable, corrosion-resistant, 20-year proven history in plumbing, 25-year limited warranty) plus a layer of 1/2" PEX-foam insulation surrounding the tubing to insulate potable-water lines.

Using Pre-insulated AquaPEX can even help a home or building earn LED® or National Green Building Standard points for energy savings.

The most valuable benefit for building professionals is the time and cost savings Pre-insulated AquaPEX offers. Compared to the traditional two-step installation and insulation process, Pre-insulated AquaPEX saves up to 37% on install costs, when combining the product cost savings and labor savings.

Because the tubing is already insulated, Pre-insulated AquaPEX eliminates the need for a separate contractor to come in and insulate the tubing after installation. This helps the installation schedule stay on track and also saves valuable install costs.

For plumbing applications with tight installation requirements, such as re-pipe jobs, Pre-insulated AquaPEX offers a significant advantage. Pre-insulated AquaPEX features the same tight bend radius as Uponor AquaPEX tubing - 6 times the outside diameter of the tubing. And because the insulation is already on the tubing, Pre-insulated AquaPEX eliminates the hassle of trying to insulate in tight, confined spaces.

  • Meets national, state, provincial and local energy-code requirements for insulation of potable-water lines
  • Available in sizes from 1/2" to 2"
  • Appropriate for residential and commercial plumbing applications
  • Saves approximately 37% on install costs over installing the insulation as a secondary step

3/4" Pre-Insulated AquaPEX Tubing - (100 ft. coil)

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Uponor (Wirsbo)3/4" Pre-Insulated AquaPEX Tubing - (100 ft. coil)
 
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5.0

What's not to like?

By Eric

from Mill Valley, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about 3/4" Pre-Insulated AquaPEX Tubing - (100 ft. coil):

So much easier than insulating after installation.

 
3.0

would buy this again,needs improvement

By WAT, the designer and installer.

from Maine

Verified Buyer

Comments about 3/4" Pre-Insulated AquaPEX Tubing - (100 ft. coil):

Insulation seams where not all sealed, not easy to reseal, still faster than adding insulation to bare pipe for long runs. Some type of matching colored tape sent with it would be useful.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Product

By J.D.

from La Feria Texas

Verified Buyer

Comments about 1/2" Pre-Insulated AquaPEX Tubing - (100 ft. coil):

Haven't seen product locally and it is nice to have pipe pre=insulated eliminating labor. Very happyy with the product.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

will buy again.

By Bill

from Hampton NH

Verified Buyer

Comments about 1/2" Pre-Insulated AquaPEX Tubing - (100 ft. coil):

I put this in a cottage that has a crawl space. Very easy to work with, much easier the trying to wrap after the fact. Cost more, but worth it in the reduced labor.

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  • 1/2" Pre-Insulated AquaPEX Tubing - (100 ft. coil)

    Q:

    Can I use this tubing at temperatures down to -10 C or 14 F. Will it hold its integrity?
    Asked on 8/1/2013 by Graydon from California

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Don't know the exact spec but I'm sure it's good to well below 14 deg F.

      Answered on 8/8/2013 by RockHillJR from New Mexico
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      My recollection is that Pex is good down to -10F. We run 26 degree F
      glycol through ours. It's super durable and we've had no issues with leaks.

      Answered on 8/1/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I use one inch Pex with the foam covering down to well below zero Fahrenheit. Most of it is buried 5 feet underground, but a portion is wrapped in heat tape with an insulated wrapping. Once the power failed and the heat taped portion froze. It took about a month to thaw (at a mountain ranch), but the Pex was not damaged after it thawed and there were no broken pipes anywhere. Hope this helps.
      Ken

      Answered on 8/2/2013 by B bar X Ranch from New Mexico
  • 1/2" Pre-Insulated AquaPEX Tubing - (100 ft. coil)

    Q:

    I have a short run under a wooden deck, to connect to a landscaping hose bib, a hot tub water fill, and a deck water feature. but it is outside so there is some UV exposure. Will the pre-insulated jacket protect the pex from UV exposure?
    Asked on 6/14/2013 by Dan R. from Kelowna, BC

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I have no idea. I used mine inside the house for hot water line. Maybe if it was outside in a vulnerable spot with sun exposure you could use a UV resistant tape to wrap the tubing or like a foil tape.
      Steve

      Answered on 6/16/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      yes it will but if very hot climate the outside insulation will deteriorate -otherwise even exposed will last long time. Algae may grow if exposed so better covered . Aluminum duct tape over the insulation to cover the short run reflects heat and stops deterioration. ----Gene at  Beck's M & T     

      Answered on 6/17/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Dan,
      I don't think so. here in the Texas heat that foam would last about 10
      minutes. If you need to protect it, run it inside some pvc. It's not
      good buried, either - pvc or galvanized would be better suited for
      underground application. But for in-wall or attic use, it's great
      stuff... If I had it to do over again, though, I wouldn't have gotten
      the pre-insulated. I would have gotten the plain pex, then bought some
      insulation from the local hardware store (with a slit on one side) & put
      it on afterwards. It was heck trying to drill a 2 1/2" hole in the
      joists to feed that insulated tubing through...
      -Mark

      Answered on 6/25/2013 by Anonymous
  • 3/4" Pre-Insulated AquaPEX Tubing - (100 ft. coil)

    Q:

    Will this insulation help in keeping pipes from freezing in a crawl space under a house? Also, how easy is it to remove the insulation from the pipe for sharkbite connections - do you need to use a knife, or just fingers?
    Asked on 4/30/2012 by PexRookie from Flagstaff, AZ

    11 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      You can easily tear the insulation away but to do a neat job, a knife is better. Any knife will do----I used the short blade on my swiss army knife I always have in my pocket. If you are careful, you can use zip ties to reinstall the insulation over the sharkbite. For future ease, plan the runs so the connections are not in the crawlspace. The insulation is loose on the pipe.
      Re the freeze question, depends on how cold the crawl space is. Any insulation will help, but if it is really cold---keep the water circulating in the pipe using a temperature switch. Suggest putting the pipe on the warm side of the floor insulation.

      Answered on 4/30/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The foam insulation will help to keep lines from freezing under house in crawl space. Further enhance the freeze protection if water line is also protected from direct wind contact. Insulation is easy to remove with knife or razor knife and could be pinched off with fingers if a pretty job is not required.

      Answered on 4/30/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I don't know if it will freeze in a crawl space it depends on what your flow is and the temp. I used a standard tubing cutter and pushed the insulation back on the pipe to put on my connector. When you release the insulation it covers up your connector .you need to use a utility knife to cut the insulation but be careful not to cut the pipe.

      Answered on 4/30/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The key word is "help" - this insulation will help, but if it gets cold
      enough, for long enough, and the water inside the pipe isn't moving, it
      will freeze.
      Note that you need to insulate the entire run, and tape or glue the
      joints, to get the benefit of insulating the pex.
      If you leave one fitting exposed, it's more likely to freeze, which
      would make the insulation on the rest of the run pointless.
      There are too many variables to answer your question more specifically -
      how cold your neighborhood can get, how exposed the underside of your
      house is, how much insulation is between the conditioned space and the
      crawl space, how long the water sits in the pipe without moving, and so on.
      The insulation is a foam sleeve, not bonded to the pex. It will slide
      off the end of the pex once you've (carefully) cut the insulation to the
      length you want.

      Answered on 4/30/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The insulation will not protect against freezing. The purpose of the
      insulation is to keep the pipes from sweating. It is also used to keep the
      heat in the pipe on hot water lines.
      You can tear the insulation with your fingers but for looks its a good idea
      to use a knife

      Answered on 4/30/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Pex will resist freezing better than gal or copper. Its built in memory will allow for a certain amount of expansion withyout breaking. 
      The insulation on pex is not glued to the pipe. You just pull it back and make your connection and release to return.

      Answered on 4/30/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      RE freezing pipes.... I would first ask in what part of the country you
      would be installing. If you are in Minnesota and where the winters can get
      really cold, I would say No way. If you are in a more mild climate like
      North Carolina where winters drop below freezing, but not drastically, then
      I would say you may be OK. Also depends on what the application is. If
      it is for radiant heat, I would expect the heat loss to be high as the
      insulation is really not all that thick. Our application was using the
      pre-insulated pex for cooling brewery tanks. Glycol runs through the
      tubing at 28 degrees. This application worked just OK.
      RE the insulation: The insulation was easy to cut back. It is not bonded
      to the tubing, but rather just like the stuff you buy at the Home Depot
      that has a split down the middle. It just wraps around the tube as if you
      did it yourself. Nothing fancy. Not sure the added up charge is worth it
      for this product.

      Answered on 5/1/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The insulation alone will not prevent freezing. You need a heat source of
      some kind. A heat tape or movement of water from a warmer area will do.
      Removing the insulation with your fingers is possible but it seems like the
      hard way and would leave a messy end. Use a knife.

      Answered on 5/1/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The pre-installed insulation will HELP keep pipes from freezing but not
      PREVENT freezing. If the crawl space has thermostatically controlled vents
      (that open in moderate temperatures but close in high and low temperatures)
      OR if the crawlspace is sealed - then the pre-installed insulation should
      be sufficient in all but the coldest climates [the heat from the house
      moderates the temperature of the crawlspace to prevent freezing.] In open
      crawlspaces, this insulation would prevent freezing only in
      moderate-to-mild climates (temperatures don't stay significantly below
      freezing for days at a time). Another consideration: PEX pipes can normally
      withstand freezing/thawing with rupturing (not true for fittings or
      valves!!!!)
      Second question - it is VERY easy to remove/modify the insulation - it can
      be done with fingers but a neater, quicker job is accomplished with the
      careful use of a razor knife (box cutter) or even a kitchen knife (with
      your wife's permission.)

      Answered on 4/30/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      You will need to cut the insulation back to make a decent job of it,use
      a utility knife with the blade set out just far enough so as not to cut
      completely thru and nick the tube,the insulation will be weakened enough
      to peel it off with yer fingers,the stuff I worked with was not totally
      glued so it was not difficult to deal with the insulation. The tube is
      tough to cut,too soft for a wheel type tubing cutter and a real pig for
      a knife,an offical tool would be worth the $. There will be some benefit
      for freeze protection,you will need to reinsulate your fitting areas. If
      you are not doing long runs I would suggest using bare tube and the pipe
      insulation Home Depot carries,they have some closed cell stuff that I
      feel is better,comes in 6' lengths and has a glue strip for the seam.
      The right stuff (they carry 2 types)is softer and the higher priced. If
      you need serious freeze protection,consider a long wrap of heat tape
      under the insulation. Good luck

      Answered on 5/2/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I had 3/4" Pex freeze next to the 1" insulated Pex and the 1" didn't freeze. This was outside, buried under about 8" of dirt and well below zero. I poured hot water on the ground, it unfroze the 3/4 and everything worked fine. I use a utility knife to cut the insulation, which is easy to remove. Sharkbite fittings are a wonder and work well with this pipe. I would recommend one of the tube cutters as it is important to get a straight cut.
      Ken

      Answered on 5/13/2012 by Anonymous
  • 3/4" Pre-Insulated AquaPEX Tubing - (100 ft. coil)

    Q:

    Does someone make a pre-insulated pex tubing with heat tape in it? For use on a trailer house from the ground valve to inside the house.
    Asked on 1/8/2012 by Anonymous

    2 answers

    • A:

      3/4 Pre-Insulated AquaPEX Tubing is the closest product to what you are looking for. No one has a pre-insulated PEX tubing that includes heat tape.

      Answered on 1/12/2012 by Anonymous from None
    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      We have never seen any PEX that comes with pre-installed heat tape. Heat tape, however, is compatible with PEX tubing and you can add it yourself.

      Answered on 1/9/2012 by PexSupply Staff from NY
  • 3/4" Pre-Insulated AquaPEX Tubing - (100 ft. coil)

    Q:

    Can you use this tubing to run engine coolant(anti-freeze) off of a truck chassis to coolant heaters down stream form the radiator?
    Asked on 12/17/2011 by Anonymous

    1 answer

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      A:

      PEX tubing is only rated for use with propylene glycol antifreeze.

      Answered on 12/19/2011 by PexSupply Staff from NY
  • 3/4" Pre-Insulated AquaPEX Tubing - (100 ft. coil)

    Q:

    can this product be used as a buried supply line from well to house?
    Asked on 11/29/2011 by Anonymous from Salisbury, NC

    2 answers

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      A:

      This product is approved for direct burial. You'll want to make sure it's below the frost line so that water doesn't freeze in the line.

      Answered on 11/30/2011 by PexSupply Staff from NY
    • A:

      PEX is approved for direct burial so that would be acceptable.

      Answered on 12/1/2011 by Anonymous from None
  • 1/2" Pre-Insulated AquaPEX Tubing - (100 ft. coil)

    Q:

    What is the r value, what type of insulation?
    Is insulation glued on the Pex? Is it attached or just Slid over it?
    Asked on 11/25/2011 by epicureaninc from 6824

    1 answer

    • A:

      This PEX tubing is insulated with an attached, multi-layered closed cell cross-linked polyethylene foam. The R Value is 4.8.

      Answered on 11/30/2011 by Anonymous from None
  • 3/4" Pre-Insulated AquaPEX Tubing - (100 ft. coil)

    Q:

    can pex tubing be used underground from house to garage?
    Asked on 11/15/2011 by mikey from morton grove, il

    1 answer

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      A:

      Yes, PEX tubing is approved for direct burial.

      Answered on 11/15/2011 by PexSupply Staff from NY
  • 3/4" Pre-Insulated AquaPEX Tubing - (100 ft. coil)

    Q:

    Can you use the SharkBite fittings with the 3/4" Pre-Insulated AquaPEX?
    Asked on 10/18/2011 by Anonymous from Shoreline, WA

    1 answer

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      A:

      Yes, you can. Pre-Insulated AquaPEX is also compatible with crimp/clamp and ProPEX expansion-style fittings.

      Answered on 10/19/2011 by PexSupply Staff from NY
  • 3/4" Pre-Insulated AquaPEX Tubing - (100 ft. coil)

    Q:

    Can this item be crimped? if so please advise as to what crimp rings and fittings can be used. Also the tool required to do this.
    Asked on 10/17/2011 by Anonymous from Miami, FL

    1 answer

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      A:

      AquaPEX tubing can be crimped. It is also compatible with expansion-style fittings. It works with standard PEX crimp fittings and requires a PEX crimping tool.

      Answered on 10/17/2011 by PexSupply Staff from NY
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