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    What are PEX pipes?


    What are PEX pipes, are they common and what advantages do they offer?

    Asked by Jackie on 4th Jul 2022
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    Harrow Plumbing & Harrow Homes maintenance

    "Pex pipes are polyethylene commonly abbreviated with cross links pipework and used on hydronic radiant heating and cooling systems"

    Answered on 4th Jul 2022 - Member since Sep 2021 - report
    Davie the plumber

    "Plastic barrier pipe for plumbing easy to fit for all types of work"

    Answered on 4th Jul 2022 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
    All Plumbing and Heating

    "Hi they are plastic pipes , they are common and are used for speed and easier to fit"

    Answered on 4th Jul 2022 - Member since Jan 2019 - report
    R.T Building & Roofing

    "PEX is similar to all the other branded plastic pipe that's out there. All designed to make a job easier and cheaper. But small jobs in plastic do cost more because of the cost of the fitting compared to copper soldered ones."

    Answered on 5th Jul 2022 - Member since Feb 2022 - report
    North London Plumber

    "PEX Pipe is a multilayer pipe made from high-density polyethylene which is durable and flexible when used and can bend at a 90-degree angle. This type of piping is commonly used for domestic & commercial hot and cold water installations. It has a lot of benefits over other types of more rigid piping - it is easy to install due to its flexibility, has fewer connections and fittings and its features include a good thermal resistance to freezing conditions. Also, due to its non-corrosive properties it is resistant to scale and chlorine build-up which is common with copper."

    Answered on 8th Jul 2022 - Member since Feb 2019 - report

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