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New Kitchen Faucet Selection: To Pex or Not to Pex ? #5290122 12/10/19 07:41 AM
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We need to replace the 4 yr old p.o.s. Krauss faucet on our kitchen basin. Is this newer pex stuff any good? Looks cheap and flimsy. Maybe it works great and is better than copper, but I'm skeptical. What say bitog about pex?



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Re: New Kitchen Faucet Selection: To Pex or Not to Pex ? [Re: LoneRanger] #5290125 12/10/19 07:42 AM
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Re: New Kitchen Faucet Selection: To Pex or Not to Pex ? [Re: LoneRanger] #5290126 12/10/19 07:43 AM
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Re: New Kitchen Faucet Selection: To Pex or Not to Pex ? [Re: LoneRanger] #5290130 12/10/19 07:44 AM
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Yep. Copper is for old boomers. hide

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If you want the job done right......do it yourself.
Re: New Kitchen Faucet Selection: To Pex or Not to Pex ? [Re: Snagglefoot] #5290135 12/10/19 07:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Snagglefoot
Yep. Copper is for old boomers. hide



Ok Lenny.


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Re: New Kitchen Faucet Selection: To Pex or Not to Pex ? [Re: LoneRanger] #5290147 12/10/19 08:06 AM
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I wouldn't say Pex is better than Copper but it's a great system and used in many new homes and by many plumbers.

Re: New Kitchen Faucet Selection: To Pex or Not to Pex ? [Re: LoneRanger] #5290152 12/10/19 08:08 AM
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Easier and cheaper than copper. In my area it's almost used exclusively in new residential construction and has a long history of use outside the US.


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Re: New Kitchen Faucet Selection: To Pex or Not to Pex ? [Re: LoneRanger] #5290163 12/10/19 08:17 AM
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I learned about PEX in 2005, when I met a plumber who built celebrity and zillionare houses in places like Vail. He said all these mansions were all built exclusively with PEX. At the time, PEX was pricier than it is today.

I replaced my copper with PEX about three years ago. The reason I replaced the copper is I was getting pin hole leaks in the copper.

I use PEX A, which requires a Milwaukke tool. A ten year old with a few minutes of training can make a less leak prone connection with PEX A than a Chicago union plumber with 30 years experience with copper. Yes, PEX A is that good, and easy, and affordable.

Re: New Kitchen Faucet Selection: To Pex or Not to Pex ? [Re: LoneRanger] #5290169 12/10/19 08:23 AM
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Re: New Kitchen Faucet Selection: To Pex or Not to Pex ? [Re: LoneRanger] #5290184 12/10/19 08:33 AM
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^ see his link. There are different grades of PEX.


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Re: New Kitchen Faucet Selection: To Pex or Not to Pex ? [Re: LoneRanger] #5290191 12/10/19 08:40 AM
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Uponor is the way to go with PEX

Re: New Kitchen Faucet Selection: To Pex or Not to Pex ? [Re: LoneRanger] #5290194 12/10/19 08:41 AM
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When my copper pipe started leaking under the slab, I had PEX installed in the attic. Works great, snakes through walls with relative ease and can be conformed to fit nearly anywhere due to it's modest flexibility. No need to joints and corners everywhere.


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Re: New Kitchen Faucet Selection: To Pex or Not to Pex ? [Re: LoneRanger] #5290198 12/10/19 08:43 AM
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My house has a problem with freezing pipes. My contractor replaced all damaged pipes and any upgrade remodeling with PEX. TIt is freeze resistant.

My only question is... How many decades will it last? Except for corrosion, metal lasts forever. Plastic degrades with time.

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Originally Posted by Kestas
My house has a problem with freezing pipes. My contractor replaced all damaged pipes and any upgrade remodeling with PEX. It is freeze resistant.

My only question is... How many decades will it last? Except for corrosion, metal lasts forever. Plastic degrades with time.


pex is usually guaranteed 20-25 years and lasts 40+

https://www.pexuniverse.com/types-of-pex-tubing

I have pex-B and for all that people seem to love pex-A, B seems the way to go for me. Half the price, less chemicals, still very easy to work with.

PS- Its not different grades of pex, its different manufacturing process. There is A,B,C


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Re: New Kitchen Faucet Selection: To Pex or Not to Pex ? [Re: JeffKeryk] #5290273 12/10/19 10:14 AM
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