Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 5
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Anthony Very easy to use and work with
I have been using PEX piping in my remodel and I am very happy with the quality of the product. I was worried it would not hold up like copper does but in fact I think this product is superior to copper. Much easier to work with and you do not have to solder.
July 21, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Haroki Too Stiff to work with in crawl space
I'm installing a whole house filter/conditioner (Aquios) and it was necessary to go in the crawlspace under the house in order to cut into the main. Basically, I'm separating the house water from the yard water to keep from "using up" the filter media too fast.
Read reviews stating how stiff it is, but since I'm in the trades (carpenter - not a plumber) I thought I would have the strength to make it work/straighten it out. I wanted to do this due to the fact that using a single piece of long pipe is cheaper due to fewer fitting, plus a better flow rate since the fittings will constrict flow somewhat. But I was wrong about my ability. It is flat too stiff to straighten it out on your own while under the house. It was so precurved from being in the roll that I was unable to even get it straight enough to get it on the male adapter. It would pop off.
I would of given it one star because of how stiff and unworkable it is, but my situation is perhaps a little extreme. I ended up buying straight 10' sections and multiple fittings and it worked fine.
If you're doing above grade work where it's easier to work it/pre-straighten it better and are able to put several pipe clamps to hold it straight you might be fine if you have adequate abilities. For the home diyer though, I cant recommend it. You're better off getting the 10' sections and using multiple fittings.
August 9, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BenHerr the 1 in pex was easy to cut but took large bending radius.
Over all I was happy with the product.
The 1 in gave us the water presure we were looking for at the end of the garden hose.
April 24, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mickey Product works fine
I installed this pipe in my home and has been working very well for 3 months now.
September 8, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Nate Too hard to straighten
I installed 3/4 PEX and 1/2 PEX during a renovation and the water pressure was noticeably lower, mostly likely due to 1/2 inch PEX connections compared to 1/2 inch copper (which has a wider internal diameter compared to 1/2 pex, particularly at couplings). At $20 less than any other competitors 1" pipe, and free shipping, I figured I'd give it a try. Shipping was fast.
However the pipe is incredibly inflexible compared to the previous brand I had used (Appollo) and extremely hard to work with in a tight space (my crawl space). The pipe basically refused to be straightened out, even when I tried bending it straight outside of the crawl space.
I ended up giving up 1/2 way and ripping it all out and picking up some Apollo brand 1 inch, which worked great and is much more flexible in tight spaces. It was about $20 more than this brand but well worth the headache.
Perhaps this product would work better if it were a 3 man crew with lots of space, and 2 guys holding it taunt and 1 guy installing a clamp or talon every few feet along the joists. However any future installations I'm going with Apollo.
A big disappointment in this product, as I absolutely love Sharkbite compression couplings. Those saved me plenty of time during this renovation going from the new PEX pipe to existing copper behind the wall, in the areas I didn't need to change any of the existing plumbing.
February 21, 2013