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Old 02-17-2010, 10:48 PM   #11
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We stub out of the wall with pex when we plumb with it. I wish we could use copper stubs to make it more solid. Framers, electricians, heat guys, sheetrockers, etc. kick the crap out of our lines then they end up looking like an idiot put in the water lines coming out of the wall on a 45. I hate doing it this way, plus it looks like poo on the outside of the wall.
Tell your cheap-ass boss to charge an extra $50 and use the copper

stub-outs & at least create the illusion of professionalism
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Old 02-18-2010, 01:37 AM   #12
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I have always used the Holdrite steel brackets and the purple turnouts.. I've never had a problem with them! But even on a Pex job it still requires some use of copper for the W/H, H/B, kitchen stubouts & water service.
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I have always used the Holdrite steel brackets and the purple turnouts.. I've never had a problem with them! But even on a Pex job it still requires some use of copper for the W/H, H/B, kitchen stubouts & water service.
This is simply not a true statement. You dont hafta have copper to complete the mentioned tasks. To start off wtf does the kitchen stubouts have to do with it? Pex is fine for a water service here aslong as you use the appropriate size. Hose bibbs get drop ells to screw into and mounted to the wall. The water heater could be connected with brass screw pipe or flex lines......no copper required. Copper is not king anymore It doesn't matter whats better its whats available and legal. I dont see the big deal about bracing and straping pipe,you throw up a couple 2x4 scraps and nail the pex to it and it stays put.
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This is simply not a true statement. You dont hafta have copper to complete the mentioned tasks. To start off wtf does the kitchen stubouts have to do with it? Pex is fine for a water service here aslong as you use the appropriate size. Hose bibbs get drop ells to screw into and mounted to the wall. The water heater could be connected with brass screw pipe or flex lines......no copper required. Copper is not king anymore It doesn't matter whats better its whats available and legal. I dont see the big deal about bracing and straping pipe,you throw up a couple 2x4 scraps and nail the pex to it and it stays put.

Your right...I worded that wrong! I...I still use some copper for a pex job! Its just what I was always use to doing when I worked track homes. Our company would send out copper fab for the W/H, H/B and Kitchens! The reason for the kitchens (WTF?) was we would stub out 2 hot lines and 3 cold lines...2 of the cold lines would loop together and go to the refer line that way you could add your filter under the sink and it will filter the refer water too! Now making that loop with pex was just ugly so thats how it was done! So as far as the W/H and W/S goes..you stub out pex and adapt to Brass?? For the water heater I use a total of 18" of copper with a Pex adapter on top...Same for the water service..Stub up copper from the ground, then ball valve,regulator,H/B then stub into the house with 18'' of copper then pex adapter! Now thats just the way I do it and thats the way I see alot of pex jobs done around SoCal. BTW...IMO COPPER IS KING!!!!
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Heres pex all day long.
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I had some trouble with the pex copper stub outs. The barbed end was a bit too malleable and we had a couple leaks. We used drop ears for hose bibs and couldnt seem to tighten properly a few times and the stupid drop ear split after a month from over stress. Havent had a problem stubbing out pex. After a while the desire to see copper goes away and a great exhilarating feeling of pex everywhere captures you..basicly you dont give a rip because it looks just fine.
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i stub out pex, thats what a manabloc does for you. I leave about 26 feet stubbed out in a roll, and ask the sheet rockers not to damage my pex when they hang the drywall.
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I do just that and always have.

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If pex is such a great material, why stub out copper?

I would want the whole world to see my wonderful pex.
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I use no copper at all when I'm running pex. The whole reason I'm there running pex is because the HO want's all the copper gone. Putting copper back in would get me some dirty looks from the HO.

We use hose bibs that have a pex barb machined right onto the valve body and bolt to the wall via tap-cons. We stub out all of the stops in pex with pex barbed valves. When hooking to gas heater we use threaded brass pipe.

NO COPPER AT ALL!

I take that back. We use hard type L for our tub/shower valve stub outs and risers. That is not continuously pressurized pipe though nor does in contain water for more than an hour or so per day. Even then, we use only water soluble flax and wipe/flush it out out really well. We also ream the tube and don't over heat it.
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