PEX Tubing Types

by CANARSEE.com

Hello I’m Reginal Thomas with Canarsee.com and today we are going to talk about all the different kinds of PEX tubing that is available at https://www.canarsee.com/differences-b...

PEX is a form of cross-linked polyethylene. It’s most important uses are for residential plumbing, hydronic radiant heating and cooling systems, and Residential sprinkler systems.

Benefits:

1) EXTREMELY flexible while still remaining very strong without losing its elasticity. No other pluming pipe can withstand being bent up as much as PEX while still being able to come back to its natural state.

2) Wont corrode and will last you decades and on average has a life expectancy of 40-50 years.

3) Easier to install because it requires less fitting when making connections. No soldering needed to make connections.

4) Cost ¼ of the price of Copper Pipe.

5) User friendly, you don’t need to be a professional to install PEX tubes or repair your system with PEX.


Ever corner you encounter with copper pipe you need to install and elbow then solder the connection this can take ten minutes for every connection you need to make. As compared to Pex where every connection can take 2-3 minutes and you can do it yourself. You don’t need to call a professional plumber.

Non Oxygen Barrier Pex- Pex tubing with a matte coating, mainly used for potable water supply lines and residential hot/cold plumbing applications. Easy to install saves time and money. Professional plumbers use three colors red for hot water blue or cold water and white for easy piping. Lead Free important potable water


Oxygen Barrier –Used for hydronic heating systems predominately radiant floor heating. The tube uses a thin later of oxygen barrier to prevent oxygen from seeping into a hydronic heating system. If oxygen gets into your hydronic heating system it will quickly corrode all your corrosion sensitive elements. Because of high temperature and pressure.


PEX-AL-PEX has an aluminum center in between an outer and inner layer of PEX. This type of PEX pipe can be used for radiant heating, snow melting systems and cold/hot water plumbing applications. Eventhough this kind of PEX has the same temperature and pressure ratings as standard PEX its aluminum core makes it the best option for high temperature applications.


It combines the benefits of Oxygen-Barrier PEX with stronger a pipe that handles higher pressures.