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  • PEX being phased out by Jan 1st?

    http://www.inspectionnews.net/home_i...t-jan-1st.html

    http://www.chemaxx.com/polytube1.htm

    http://www.chemaxx.com/pex_nsf_letters.htm
    Last edited by gobby; 08-10-2010, 06:27 PM.

  • #2
    Re: PEX being phased out by Jan 1st?

    Time will Tell

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    • #3
      Re: PEX being phased out by Jan 1st?

      The thread on the inspection site was started in 2007. It didn't get phased out by Jan.1, 2008.

      I'll keep it in mind and keep reading for updates. Thanks for the information.

      J.C.

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      • #4
        Re: PEX being phased out by Jan 1st?

        Not in Australia its not I would say 95% of new housing has it and all hot and cold water renewals are done with what you call pex which has many brand names fittings and tools to install it.
        Copper is becoming a material of the past and only used in commerial and industrial complexes but pex is also creeping in here as well

        Tony

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        • #5
          Re: PEX being phased out by Jan 1st?

          Who cares? Thirty-five years ago tests showed that polyvinyl chlorides
          caused cancer. That didn't stop the use of PVC. It's all about the bucks.
          If it's cheaper, easier, and available then it doesn't have to be better.
          We get to sell more R.O. systems, the utility company gets to sell more
          water, and the lawyers get to settle more law suits. It's a win-win situation.
          Last edited by Big Jim; 08-11-2010, 02:39 PM.

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          • #6
            Re: PEX being phased out by Jan 1st?

            I just sit back and wait. Pex, CSST and all the other get er done quick crap will come back and bite us all on the butts I guarantee it. fortunately, I am at the end of my active plumbing career and no longer have any liability to assume but if I was younger it would be on my mind every time I installed any of that crap in somebody's home. Funny how many guys quickly forgot about the whole Polybutylene thing ain't it. I can understand why building contractors and home owners are so in love with all this stuff and defend it to the death. What I can not understand is why any sane plumber would even consider using it. If it's all about the "time" and the "money" then I suggest getting into something more lucrative like say porn or pyrimid schemes.
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            • #7
              Re: PEX being phased out by Jan 1st?

              In this area it's not about making more money, it's about making any at all. If I bid a job in copper, I do not work, the guy who came behind me and bid it with pex got the contract.


              Originally posted by NHMaster3015 View Post
              What I can not understand is why any sane plumber would even consider using it. .
              No, it's not rocket science, it's plumbing and unlike rocket science it requires a license.

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              • #8
                Re: PEX being phased out by Jan 1st?

                Mo, I understand where you are coming from, but how did we ever allow it to get to this point in the first place?
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                • #9
                  Re: PEX being phased out by Jan 1st?

                  I wish I had an answer there.

                  At least re piping it will keep me busy in a few years. Hopefully on an insurance companies dime rather than my companies.

                  Originally posted by NHMaster3015 View Post
                  Mo, I understand where you are coming from, but how did we ever allow it to get to this point in the first place?
                  No, it's not rocket science, it's plumbing and unlike rocket science it requires a license.

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                  • #10
                    Re: PEX being phased out by Jan 1st?

                    Funny I got a call yesterday for a house repipe to install pex. Personally I don't care for it, I tried to get the customer to let me at the least do CPVC ( I keep the labor the same no matter what) I really don't like the fact that it does not have to be insulated here in Texas
                    I don't bite my finger nails, I KNOW when payday is, and yes, it can run uphill when it gets blocked(or you install a grinder pump) so HA!!!!

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                    • #11
                      Re: PEX being phased out by Jan 1st?

                      I would go with pex before CPVC.

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                      • #12
                        Re: PEX being phased out by Jan 1st?

                        If everyone would keep their price up & refuse to use anything but copper, there would not be a PEX "problem". (If there is one.)

                        But as always, someone will coward out, cheapen up, and others follow to eat.

                        J.C.

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                        • #13
                          Re: PEX being phased out by Jan 1st?

                          I would have to disagree with ya on that 420Paul, just for the simple reason that I have to this date not had a problem with CPVC or the fittings used, but have heard stories on the Pex and had one issue with a manufacture defect on a part used, and it was an Ugly mess, I will say since then I have only begun to use Wirsbo and have not had problems yet, but feel that I have not used alot of it to determine the longevity of it either
                          I don't bite my finger nails, I KNOW when payday is, and yes, it can run uphill when it gets blocked(or you install a grinder pump) so HA!!!!

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                          • #14
                            Re: PEX being phased out by Jan 1st?

                            I really hate cpvc, i'm not entirely sure where that feeling comes from, but I do know that I just cut it out when I run into it.
                            No, it's not rocket science, it's plumbing and unlike rocket science it requires a license.

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                            • #15
                              Re: PEX being phased out by Jan 1st?

                              I hate CPVC also..when it has been istalled wrong or a CPVC MIP or FIP is used instead of a brass trasition fitting or never had insulation around where needed, other than that, I personally don't mind it. I will use Cu as mush as I can and prefer that in the first place
                              I don't bite my finger nails, I KNOW when payday is, and yes, it can run uphill when it gets blocked(or you install a grinder pump) so HA!!!!

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