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Plumbing – San Jose – PEX Pipes
This article is part of a series, whose lead article is Plumbing 101.
PEX is a new style of piping that is very easy to work with.
There are water distribution points called manifolds, from which hot and cold water lines run to the various water usage points in the house.
It is plastic piping that is cut and connected with tools specifically designed for working with PEX.
The pipes are color coded as follows:
- White: source water into a manifold
- Blue: cold water
- Red: hot water
All PEX piping or tubing must be “home run” from the manifold and each line goes from the manifold to one point of use.
The big advantage is ease of installation and ease of repair should repair ever be necessary.
The disadvantages are; it’s newer and has not yet proven itself over 25 years, each line is home run from the manifold, if you are sensitive about your drinking water running through plastic pipe, it is plastic pipe.
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