DIY plumbing, Upnor propex good bad and the ugly

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  1. callinfowl

    callinfowl Kalifornia Forum Moderator

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    Not based on looks only, I'm not a fan of PVC, CPVC, or PEX, I guess we will see how it holds up in 20+ yrs or more, or maybe we won't.:l:l:l
     
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    I was less than thrilled to find out PEX had replaced copper in new travel trailer construction. My 2001 trailer with many thousands of miles has had zero leaks, less freezing/bursting worries and I couldn’t be happier. I figure if it can take the constant movement while being dragged down the highway in an aluminum box with wheels it should do fine in a house. Your mileage may vary.
     
  3. callinfowl

    callinfowl Kalifornia Forum Moderator

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    In that situation is where any type of flex shines, quick "cheap" and so easy the monkeys building those trailers can throw them together in minutes.:yes
     
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    I will agree with the cheap and easy part. But to have held together this long after having "Monkeys" install it? Pretty bullet proof.
     
  5. callinfowl

    callinfowl Kalifornia Forum Moderator

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    You slide the fittings into the pipe and squeeze on a crip ring with a crimper, it takes about 20 seconds and zero skill. Yes, a monkey could install it.:yes:yes:yes
     
  6. darkvibe

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    I like the expansion sleeve fittings better than the crimp fittings.

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  7. RTIC

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    So what im reading is that Pex basically phased out the union plumber position in certain situations.
     
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    buck_master_2001 Elite Refuge Member

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    Pretty much.
     
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  9. darkvibe

    darkvibe Senior Refuge Member

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    People say that. But they said the same thing about PVC and plumbers are still around.

    There are a lot of other things most people can't or won't do without a plumber. Skilled tradesmen aren't going anywhere.
     
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  10. RTIC

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    I agree a skilled tradsmen will be fine. I myself hate paying the premium prices so I learned to do it myself. I definately prefer the Pex over copper for its ease of use, and all around better performance in situations.
     

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