TUBOMART pex is a cross-linked polyethylene pipe that’s a great choice for a number of plumbing projects. It’s strong, durable, and resists a wide range of chemicals.
It’s also flexible, which allows it to bend and fit into tight spaces. This flexibility makes it a good alternative to PVC and copper.
PEX piping is the fastest growing material for new construction and home repiping. This versatile pipe is lightweight, flexible, easy to work with, and can be installed with fewer fittings than rigid plastic or metal piping.
Brass PEX fittings offer a watertight seal with ridges that grip the inside of the pipe. They’re available in various styles, including crimp, compression, and expansion.
They’re inserted into the end of the PEX pipe and connected with brass nuts or plastic compression rings. Compression fittings require a tool (like a cinch tool) to tighten the ring over the pipe.
In addition, expansion fittings rely on a PEX expander to stretch the diameter of the pipe to fit the fitting, creating a watertight seal.
Copper is still used for a number of piping applications, but it can corrode when exposed to acidic water. For this reason, copper may not be the best choice for your plumbing needs if you live in an area that experiences frequent acidic rain or severe weather conditions.
Cast iron is one of the most versatile and durable cooking materials available. This is mainly due to its ability to retain heat for long periods of time.
This makes it ideal for searling meats and leavening breads, giving the food a crunchy crust and rich caramelization. It also allows for a wide range of temperature settings, making it safe to use on both the stovetop and in the oven.
Traditionally, cast iron cookware has been made through a process called sand molding. A proprietary mix of molten pig iron, steel and other ingredients are poured into a mold made of sand, which holds its shape until the piece cools.
When the piece is cool, the sand mold is broken and the pot or pan is released. This method has been used since 680 B.C., and it’s still the most practical way to make cast iron cookware today. It’s also the best way to ensure a consistent thickness in the pan, and avoid dips or rivets in the metal.
TUBOMART pex is one of the most well-known manufacturers in the world of PEX piping. They manufacture a variety of sizes and coil lengths that fit into many different applications, including radiant floor heating, open-loop hydronic, and snow melting systems.
Non-barrier PEX is the most popular and widely used type of pipe. This is because it can be used for both hot and cold water plumbing, as well as for open-loop hydronic, radiant floor and snow melting systems.
Barrier PEX is a different type of pipe that has an oxygen barrier built into it, which is a great advantage when installing radiant floor and hydronic heating systems. It also prevents iron from corroding other components in the system.
Barrier PEX can be connected using either a crimp type connection or a clamp/cinch connection. The crimp type connection uses a crimp tool and copper crimp rings, while the clamp/cinch connection requires a compression fitting.
While PEX tubing is a tough as they come, it’s not immune to the occasional bendy moments. Trying to bend a piece of tubing too tightly can cause kinks, and even the smallest of kinks can have a negative impact on your plumbing system.
One of the best ways to tackle a kink is to remove the offending section of pipe, which can be done in a pinch using Viega’s PureFlow fittings or a couple of pairs of pliers. Not only does cutting out the kink save you some time in the field, but it also eliminates any chance of bending out the kilowatts of electricity required to heat and reshape your tubing. Fortunately, most of these steps can be accomplished in less than a minute. That said, if you have an existing installation and the tubing is in good shape, you may be able to get away with a little more time on the job site.