Rated 4.8 out of 5Â by 11
Rated 5 out of 5Â 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 90Â° elbows...
Such a simple system with Sharkbite fittings.
February 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Ttebrag Quick and painless
Read the heading. There isn't much left to say. Tx
June 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Eagle2 Great Product
Love working with PEX vs. copper. Makes running plumbing so much easier and faster.
March 6, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by mindless06795 Better than Copper!
Pex Tubing is awesome! Much easier to use than copper. No sweating and easy with Sharkbite. Would recommend to everyone.
December 6, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by jek1 So far, so good
I removed all the copper from our home and replaced it with about 150 feet of PEX (3/4" and 1/2"). Making connections with shark-bite fittings is much more difficult than sliding the shark-bites onto copper. Removing the fittings from PEX is also much more difficult. The thicker PEX tube has to be perfectly aligned with the shark-bite fitting, whereas with copper you have a little more leeway in tight spaces. I got around this by filing a very small portion of the PEX around the inner and outer portion of the tube. The shark-bites slide over the initial tube opening much easier this way, and then more force can drive the pipe and fitting together completely. No leaks so far. It's been 4 weeks. Water pressure at all the sinks and showers has not changed after installing all of this PEX. I was worried PEX lines would carry less water if I were to use crimp fittings but by using the shark bites, which do not narrow the pipe as much as crimp fittings do, we have good water flow (for both hot and cold). If this holds up for a year, I would give this 5 stars but after such a short time, I give it a 4 so far. The price was good. The entire replacement cost was about $300 (pipe and fittings), and the salvage yard paid $110 for the old copper. Again, PEX durability is uncertain, so I don't know if cheap equals good. (I kept a few feet of copper pipe near the water heater because I was worried heat exposure of the PEX near the exhaust would cause aging/cracking of the PEX. I kept the PEX at least a foot away from the heat vent and put insulation over the PEX - even the cold line - to help reduce exposure to any excessive heat.)
June 10, 2014