hpr3634 :: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About PEX Part 05 - PEX and the Single Installer
My PEX installation experience part 2
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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About PEX
Part 05– PEX and the Single Installer – My PEX installation experience part 2
Much like pulling thick wire
Used fish tape to pull mason's line
Tied mason's line to PEX about 4 inches from end.
Taped above & below with electrical tape
Then tied line again closer to the end of PEX.
Wrapped again with electrical tape
Unroll and let it lay straight for 24 hours if "curve memory" is a problem
Can be challenging and require an individual installer to go back and forth between the feed point and the pull point.
1" and smaller PEX must be supported horizontally every 32 inches
Vertically, it must be supported at every floor and midway between floors (every 4-6 feet)
https://www.pexuniverse.com/providing-proper-support-long-runs-pex-tubing Can be challenging to hold in place until secured
Zip ties are your friend!
Using a manifold
Determine your needs
Number of hot and cold outputs
Find a location with
Fairly central to avoid long delays for hot water
Limited light exposure
Build or buy?
Securing manifold in place
Block wall with anchors
To wood for spanning wall studs (I don't know why I kept saying "Joist" during the recording)
Do not anchor to drywall
Insulate from wall if needed
Connecting to the main line
What to replace and what to use
Plan to include manifold if needed
Connecting to water heater
Where/how to connect
Protect from heat
Silicon tape or pipe dope
Connecting to endpoints
What to keep and what to replace
Exterior hose taps
Reuse or replace?
Frost free / anti-siphon
Help is better!
Turning it on!
If using a manifold turn on one section at a time, from the bottom up
Open sink valves
Ease it on a little at a time
Then increase flow
Turn off sink tap (Slowly) to let pressure build
Keep watching for leaks
Coordinate with a partner and communicate (cell phone?)
Cover any PEX exposed to light
Watch for leaks
Run water daily to flush out bad taste
a hacker's plumbing systemThis was a great series, thanks for putting it together! This episode in particular I think will be a reference over the years, with all the tips to not ruin your own day.
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