Pex / Discussions

What is the best material for building plumbing?

...pex tubing called Propex from Uponor (who partnered with Milwaukee to develop a specific tool for it) that is even quicker to install that standard pex . See it...

Posted by Babak K July 17, 2020, 1:55 a.m. Plumbing and water heaters 3 Responses

Should I be considering 66 or 80 gallon heat pump water heater?

...pex infloor heat in my home. I have 3200 square feet on main level and 2600 square feet on second level. I would say that the tasks you’ve listed are far beyond...

Posted by Greg Anderson Dec. 19, 2018, 5:44 p.m. Plumbing and water heaters 1 Responses

What materials should I use for a small plumbing job?

...PEX and hePEX from Uponor. Instead of being fastened with metal rings, an expander tool is used to stretch the PEX tube and PEX ring to allow the insertion of f...

Posted by H Davis Nov. 28, 2017, 1:30 p.m. Hot water 1 Responses

Can you run plumbing in exterior walls?

I am looking to finish a bathroom in my basement and would like to know if plumbing supply lines must always be run through interior partition walls or can the...

Posted by Steve J Feb. 22, 2021, 10:28 p.m. Plumbing and water heaters 0 Responses

Which type of hot water pipe insulation is best?

I have read that heating a product will cause it to release any VOCs, do you have a preferred product for hot water pipe insulation that won’t off-gas into hom...

Posted by Cooper Dec. 11, 2017, 2:36 p.m. Plumbing and water heaters 1 Responses

How do you install a ground loop for an HRV?

...pex loop through the ground (with a glycol mix to prevent freezing) and have the incoming air run through a heat exchanger coil. This way you can get the benefi...

Posted by Lee Watt July 10, 2018, 12:43 a.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

Does slab on grade need to have in floor heating?

...pex tubing in the floor anyway (that would be perhaps a couple of hundred dollars depending on the size of the floor), so you were ‘radiant ready’ at least in c...

Posted by Lauren Panzani Nov. 13, 2020, 11:06 a.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 1 Responses

Which radiant floor heat is best?

...pex tube in your floor and don’t know it and fix it, the system won’t work. If you put a screw into an air tube it makes no difference. thanks a million; i'm be...

Posted by tony wolff Dec. 25, 2020, 1:22 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 3 Responses

Is hydronic slab heat appropriate in a super insulated home?

...pex tubes in case for the future. The problem with hydronic heating and the reason it overshoots the temperature is because there is so much latent heat in wate...

Posted by Andrew Wright Feb. 3, 2021, 3:26 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses