Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 75
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 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jack Does the plastic taste ever go away? It's been well over a year!
Very easy to work with and install (cut, bend as needed and join together using sharkbite fittings). I bought everything at Home Depot in Tacoma, WA and installed in March 2015. Fortunately I only did one bathroom which was being remodeled and planned to do the rest of the house later. From the gitgo there has been a plastic taste when the faucets aren't used for a couple of hours. I cannot believe this stuff is still being sold. I will have my water tested and will go from there.
July 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by xrandall Easy Peasy
Really nice product. My only complaint is that I wish it was a little more flexible for installation. This is very stiff and comes in a roll. It's difficult to get it to straighten for those long runs.
Job went well with no leaks and, for a DIY project, is perfect!
August 2, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Kc8ghn Same as others
Like others said it keeps wanting to roll back up anyway I also wanted pipe insulation on it. Took some work but once I got insulation sled on no trouble sliding on down the pex. Then did it again to but insulation on it took 17. I duct taped the insulation joints together so no pex would show.
May 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by diyeratl Great Value, Easy Install
I used SharkBite PEX to replace copper line running to my Water Heater. The red and blue colors make it easy to distinguish Hot and Cold lines after install is complete. Using a SharkBite elbow I easily transitioned from Copper to PEX, the PEX is more flexible than copper and easy to work with, it is also a great value at much lower price point. PEX is easy to cut as well and can be done with a PEX Cutter sold at Home Depot. Great product very easy to work with and use for an average DIYer.
May 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by diyeratl Great Product Easy To Use
I used SharkBite PEX to replace copper line running to my Water Heater. The red and blue colors make it easy to distinguish Hot and Cold lines after install is complete. Using a SharkBite coupling I easily transitioned from Copper to PEX, the PEX is more flexible than copper and easy to work with, it is also a great value at much lower price point. PEX is easy to cut as well and can be done with a PEX Cutter sold at Home Depot. Great product very easy to work with and use for an average DIYer.
May 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mixmox easy to use
I was going to use some copper piping I had on hand for a small job but I noticed that my HD also had 3' length of this available so I grabbed one of those and it made the whole job much easier and cheaper since I did not have to use two 90° elbows...
Such a simple system with Sharkbite fittings.
February 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sas6015 Excellent product, will buy again
Was not easy for a novice but all you really need to do with this pipe is stretch it out in the sun and let it heat up. It is so much easier to work with.
March 15, 2016