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3/8" or 1/2" PEX???

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  • 3/8" or 1/2" PEX???

    I am going to run 3/4" PEX from my water meter to the manifolds. In the Zurn installation guide they suggest running 3/8" PEX when possible as you will get your hot water faster than if you ran 1/2". My local home center does not stock rolls of 3/8", they just have it in 5' lengths. Should I try to find it somewhere else in 3/8" or just run the 1/2"? This is going to be my first time using PEX, any quick suggestions?

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    Re: 3/8" or 1/2" PEX???

    Use 1/2". Especially for higher flow fixtures (showers and baths). If you can find 3/8" zurn pex then use it for the smaller fixtures, but I hardly see it used at all around here.
    Last edited by Service Guy; 03-30-2008, 06:28 PM.
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