I'm plumbing my house with Pex. This is the first time I've used this material, and after buying expensive fittings and trying to wrestle the material to go straight, I'm kind of wishing I'd gone with copper. I'm not sure if it would have been more expensive, if at all, by the time it's all said and done. But since I have all the materials, I might as well finish with it. My question is, is there a way to straighten this stuff, other than trying to bend it by hand. That works for a while, but the stuff is pretty hard to bend if you have a short piece or at the ends in 3/4" and it always seems to want to return to its coiled state. Is there a way to heat it or something to get it to lie straight? It is not so bad along the joists where I can put in supports, but in areas where it can't be supported readily, like going down to my water softener, it does not look too good.
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