PEX manifold system

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  1. Jan 6, 2010 #1

    bradthebard

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    In the process of finishing up replumbing an old house with pex.

    Here is the central manifold

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    A shot of the pex runs in the joists.

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    The tankless water heater that will feed it.

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    And here is the upstairs hall closet I converted into a laundry closet.

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    Those are Sharkbite connectors for the hot and cold water, if you can see them. Worked great. No leaks (the threads above them leaked a little though) and installation is literally a question of pushing them on. For small projects they are great, though a bit cost prohibitive on larger ones. I used a sharkbite on a hot water line for three years at the cabin and it never leaked a drop.
     
  2. Jan 6, 2010 #2

    Chris

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    That is pretty sweet I have never seen PEX used.
     
  3. Jan 17, 2010 #3

    Otahyoni

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    So PEX just pushes together? Sounds like the air lines on trucks...

    How long is it expected to last versus CPVC or copper?
     
  4. Jan 17, 2010 #4

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    Several different connector styles for pex. The main one used in my area is the crimp style.
     
  5. Jan 17, 2010 #5

    nhmaster3015

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    Don't use metal hangers on pex'

    The holes drilled through the joist need to be in the middle 3rd of the joist
     
  6. Apr 6, 2010 #6

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    Looks good
     

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