Those stainless checks?
I spent 15 years in New Construction, and we broke up the Plumbing like this on a 2.5 bath house with Kitchen...
2 days for the rough-in
1 day in the basement
1 day for the finish.
If we used pex back then, I would have easily saved a day in labor on the water piping alone.
As far as Pex versus copper, I think they both have their place in the Plumbing industry. The only thing I don't like about Pex is...it can be a pain to make it look good, and not look like spaghetti.
This state seems to be more concerned about Pa. license numbers more than if your a licensed Plumber.
But for the most part, we only need 1 double check at the water service.
Thanks for the replies everyone!
What is the perception from customers regarding PEX? In general, do they think it is lower quality, same quality or higher quality than copper?
Also, any rough idea on cost difference in the material?
if i had to repipe i would definatly go pex.
new construction, copper in the exposed locations and pex everywhere else.
price on the material is at least 50-75% less and remember ther are very few 90's and next to no couplings involved.
the labor is the big ticket item.
talk to your plumber for his take on it. for me, i would go pex.
It's fast , cheap and easy and when you get down to it, ain't that all that anyone cares about these days? Hell, our entire lives are filled with crap that is fast cheap and easy so why not our plumbing as well? You can string the crap like spaghetti all over the basement and nobody cares because it was cheap fast and easy. It looks like crap, is restrictive as hell, sensitive to UV light and CAN NOT be legally hung across floor joists (read the code very carefully there please ) and gets a pass from plumbing boards because the manufacturers and lobbiests have put millions of dollars into their pockets so they will overlook the fact that PEX is crap. Now let's all hack some AAV's and flexi supply tubes in there and we can call it a day by noon
Ever seen it used to hang the clean laundry on ?