Working as a Civil Engineer, my husband typically encounters piping works on several projects he had handled. In the early days with his profession, before we were married, I remembered how he relate to me his experiences during the construction of an Oil Plant where piping works is the most complicated part of the project. Just recently, I consulted to him about this article and showed him the product profile about PEX Tube. He was just so amazed on how much this product would have been so useful and efficient if he had used this in his previous projects, especially and just recently, the Mall renovation.
For a non-plumber like me, I don’t have any idea about which material to use especially which plumbing pipe is better. The good thing is I came across PEX tubing and eventually got interested to share it to my husband so he can use it in his profession.
Pex tube or a PEX pipe is a cross linked polyethylene pipe. It is said to be a good material for heating systems because after going through several processes, the material becomes durable for extreme temperatures and chemical attacks. This kind of plumbing is common in most chemical industries because it is an excellent piping substance for hot and cold temperatures.
When it comes to installations matters, a PEX tube is easy to install compared to using a copper tube because it bends easily and is flexible. It is very important to use proper tools during installation so that your plumbing works will be as effective as possible.
Most people consider the use of a PEX tube because it is adaptable and easy to use. It can also be used with metal and PVC piping. Added to that, PEX has fewer fittings, making it faster to install and less chance to leak. Because it is flexible it is more burst resistant and it can have a pressure balanced system.