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Use of manifolds are one of the many benefits of using pex plumbing systems.
The great thing about pex is it can be installed using traditional plumbing designs or by other designs which help with the cost and easy accessibility of installation.
There are various types of Pex tubing available depending upon the application and use.
One of the great uses of pex is to use it as a radiant heating source. It is said the around 65-70% of heating systems being used are based on radiant heat.
One of the most important parts of the pex system in the crimping tools used for the job.There are various crimping tools depending upon the type of crimping system you use.
The second commonly used system is the expansion method. This method is used with a proprietary expansion tool and pex tubing which has memory built into the tubing.
A third commonly used method is the “cinch” system. It is basically like the standard system above but typically uses stainless steel rings to “cinch” the ring around the pex tubing to get a tight fit.
No matter what type of crimping/expansion method you use when plumbing with pex, you will need a cutting tool to cut the pex tubing.
One of the challenges with Pex is that generally it comes in rolls of up to 500 feet. One of the tools of trade if you are going to do this for a living is to purchase a Pex Tube Uncoiler.
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