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SharkBite

Model U870R100

Internet #202033007

Store SKU #334094

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3/4 in. x 100 ft. Red PEX Pipe

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SharkBite PEX is a cross-linked polyethylene tubing best suited for potable water supply application. PEX Pipe is durable, flexible and corrosion resistant. SharkBite PEX features a repeating SharkBite imprint pattern that provides a visual aid to help you determine whether the tube has been fully inserted when using the SharkBite push-fit fitting range. In addition to Potable Water Supply SharkBite PEX meets UL Standard for Plastic Piping in Fire Systems.

  • Strong, flexible, corrosion-resistant pipe
  • Flexibility reduces number of fittings needed to complete a job; reducing cost and leak points
  • Can be installed wet or dry for immediate pressure testing
  • SharkBite imprint pattern provides a visual aid to ensure pipe is fully inserted when using SharkBite push-to-connect fittings
  • SharkBite system provides a variety of connection options, SharkBite PEX can be connected with SharkBite push-to-connect fittings or barbed fittings
  • Listed to NSF 14 and CSA B137.5 for use in potable water systems
  • Meets UL1821 standard for plastic piping for fire systems (3/4 in. and 1 in. only)
  • Manufactured and tested to meet or exceed the requirements of the ASTM F-876/877/2023 and CSA B137.5
  • Note: product may vary by store

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is this PEX A or PEX B ?

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According to the manufacture's website it's B
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According to the manufacture's website this is PEX B.
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From the sharkbite website: "All sharkbite pex tubing is manufactured as type B"
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This is Pex-B.
You can go to SharkBite's website and see for yourself.
"Yes. Our PEX tubing is created using the PEX-B process."
You can see the B in the model #.
A, B and C are not quality grades. Each one is made with a different process and has slight variations. B is actually the best for plumbing. Some like A because it is more flexible. However, A-type PEX leaches 50-200% more chemicals into Read More
This is Pex-B.
You can go to SharkBite's website and see for yourself.
"Yes. Our PEX tubing is created using the PEX-B process."
You can see the B in the model #.
A, B and C are not quality grades. Each one is made with a different process and has slight variations. B is actually the best for plumbing. Some like A because it is more flexible. However, A-type PEX leaches 50-200% more chemicals into the water. A-type is also more expensive. B-type PEX is more rigid, but it has the highest bursting pressure, is the healthiest option with the least amount of leaching and also is the cheapest.
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November 9, 2015
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You may want to research the below link as it explains all three Plex A- Plex B and Plex C. This is for sure Plex C
http://www.pexuniverse.com/content/types-of-pex-tubing
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Type B as far as I can tell.
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March 25, 2013
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Actually it is PEX - B. Cash Acme does manufacture PEX -C but not for potable water. The red, white, and blue SharkBite PEX pipes are all PEX - B.
The orange oxygen barrier SharkBite piping is PEX-C.
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February 26, 2013
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It is neither. It is PEX-C.
Cash-Acme is the manufacturer, and they manufacture PEX-C.
PEX-C is manufactured using “Electronic Irradiation” method of cross-linking, also known as "Cold" cross-linking. PEX-C is the latest addition to PEX line and is similar to PEX-B tubing. Unfortunately, the cross-linking process for this type creates the least amount of bonds (vs. the other types), which makes it closer
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It is neither. It is PEX-C.
Cash-Acme is the manufacturer, and they manufacture PEX-C.
PEX-C is manufactured using “Electronic Irradiation” method of cross-linking, also known as "Cold" cross-linking. PEX-C is the latest addition to PEX line and is similar to PEX-B tubing. Unfortunately, the cross-linking process for this type creates the least amount of bonds (vs. the other types), which makes it closer to a regular PE (PolyEthylene, or, simply plastic) pipe rather than true PEX tubing.
All types of PEX have to comply with ASTM F876 and ASTM F87 standards. Unless your use is unusual, you really don't need to worry about whether this is type A, B or C. Read Less
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Isn't PEX A higher quality and more flexible than the B or C?

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No, that's not really the case. Pex A is more flexible, but also has greater chemical leaching than B or C.
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A-type is more flexible, but that is not a quality grade. B-type has the highest bursting pressure, least leaching and is the cheapest.
All types are the same quality as long as they meet the same certifications.
A, B and C refer to the manufacturing process. Each process has slight variations in the produced product. B-type is what you want for standard plumbing.
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PEX A
PEX-A tubing is produced using Peroxide (or, “Engel”) method, named after the inventor Tomas Engel. During the manufacturing process, free radicals are created when HDPE polymer is melted and cross-links between molecules occur at temperatures that exceed the decomposition temperature of the polymer.
PEX B
PEX-B is made using a "Silane" or "Moisture Cure" method of cross-linking, where links Read More
PEX A
PEX-A tubing is produced using Peroxide (or, “Engel”) method, named after the inventor Tomas Engel. During the manufacturing process, free radicals are created when HDPE polymer is melted and cross-links between molecules occur at temperatures that exceed the decomposition temperature of the polymer.
PEX B
PEX-B is made using a "Silane" or "Moisture Cure" method of cross-linking, where links between the molecules of the HDPE polymer are formed after the extrusion process using a catalyst and by exposing PEX tubing to water (steam bath). This type of PEX is probably the most common and is manufactured by a large number of companies.
PEX C
PEX-C pipe is manufactured using “Electronic Irradiation” method of cross-linking, also known as "Cold" cross-linking. Here, cross-linking of the molecules is done after the process of extrusion by exposing the pipe to an electron radiation beam. The radiation emitted allows to break the existing links between molecules of the polymer and initiate cross-linking process.
PEX-A
Pros
Highest flexibility (softness) among all PEX types.
Kinks can be repaired with a heat gun.
Highest degree of cross-linking.
No coil memory.
Cons
Highest price (100-160% higher than PEX-B)(1).
Lower bursting pressure than PEX-B.
Possible residual or leaching chemicals from manufacturing process.
Variation in wall thickness.
PEX-B
Pros
Highest chlorine and oxidative resistance(2)
Highest bursting pressure.
Lowest price vs. PEX-A and PEX-C(1).
Lowest dimensional tolerances.
Cons
Stiffer than PEX-A.
Lower cross-linking ratio than PEX-A.
Noticeable coil memory.
Kinks can only be repaired by splicing (using coupling).
PEX-C
Pros
Softer than PEX-B.
More environmentally-friendly to manufacture.
Little or no coil memory.
Cons
There’s very little data available on PEX-C tubing to allow for competitive analysis. Prone to development of cracks.
Least-uniform cross-linking.
Least resistance to kinks, which are repairable only with a coupling.
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All PEX is generally divided into 3 main types: A, B and C. It is a misconception to think that one type is better than the other simply because it’s an A, B, or C type. These letters are used to identify the manufacturing process and have nothing to do with quality of performance ratings.
In fact, some may find it surprising that:
1. PEX-B, for example, can withhold higher pressure than PEX-A.
All PEX is generally divided into 3 main types: A, B and C. It is a misconception to think that one type is better than the other simply because it’s an A, B, or C type. These letters are used to identify the manufacturing process and have nothing to do with quality of performance ratings.
In fact, some may find it surprising that:
1. PEX-B, for example, can withhold higher pressure than PEX-A.
2. PEX-B, on the average, performs 30-40% better in chlorine testing than PEX-A and PEX-C.
All types of PEX have to comply with ASTM F876 and ASTM F877 standards before they can be used anywhere in the US. Pipe that conforms to these standards carries a proper readable imprint.
PEX-A is the most expensive of all 3 types and each manufacturer typically requires using their own proprietary connection system. Because of that, tools and PEX fittings can also be very costly. Other than slightly greater flexibility than of the other (2) types, there are no significant advantages of this type over the other two. If fact, it has been reported by many contractors that the expansion connection system used with PEX-a may be very inconvenient to use in colder climates.
PEX-B is the most typical and the most affordable type of PEX tubing in the US. You will find it being sold by local plumbing and heating retailers, as well as the big box stores such as Home Depot or Lowes. Due to an extensive performance history and compatibility with a large number of connection systems, PEX-B is very popular both among DIY’s and professional contractors.
PEX-C is the latest addition to PEX line and price-wise is similar to PEX-B tubing. Unfortunately, the cross-linking process for this type creates the least amount of bonds (vs. the other types), which makes it closer to a regular PE (PolyEthylene, or, simply plastic) pipe rather than true PEX tubing. Similar to PEX-B, this type can be used with a large variety of installation methods. Read Less
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Can this product be use externally mounted on the side a wall exposed to weather elements?

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Can this product be use externally mounted on the side a wall exposed to weather elements?
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No. Pex must not be exposed to sunlight.
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March 16, 2016
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PEX cannot be exposed to UV rays. When using outside, you must protect the PEX from UV rays by insulating with foam insulation.
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Is the shark bite pec UV stabilized?

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No it's not. Avoid exposure to sunlight.
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September 17, 2015
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No, PEX pipe should not be exposed to UV rays. If using the PEX outside, make certain it is insulated to protect from UV radiation
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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works Great Works great. Never a leak. It is stiff so you may have to flex it a little to get it a little straight before you install. June 25, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Not as malleable as other brands This brand is stiffer than other brands, which makes installation slower. October 20, 2012
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