A pex manifold installation can be used in house hold or in any other buildings. Mainly designed for water pipes, the pex manifold installation can also be used for gas or other liquids.
The pex manifold installation is a rectangular fixture, long enough to supply even 20 pipes at a time. Each pipe placed on the pex plumbing manifold has to be tagged and connected to a valve. This way, if the pex pipe damages anywhere around the house or the building, the plumber knows exactly which valve to shut down. The tagging process is quite easy. Any pex plumbing manifold has a special label space in which the pip name can be written. For instance, the tags can be placed for “kitchen hot water” or “bathroom cold water” and so on.
The pex plumbing manifold cannot be used for gas pipes. Of course one cannot mix the gas pipes with the water pipes. For gas piping there will be required a new manifold. Pex water manifold designed especially for water plumbing system will have to have only high quality fixtures and valves. If it is easy to replace the kitchen fixture once in a while, shutting down the whole water supply of the house or building may no be very pleased. The only way to replace a whole manifold is by cutting-off water supply inside the manifold, thus the water will flow nowhere inside until the pex water manifold is replaced.
However, damage to the whole system is highly unlikely to occur if the valves and fixtures bought are high quality products. Another important fact about these types of installation is that if the manifold damages, it can damage only because the product purchased has a poor quality. One can buy good manifold and bad fixtures, and thus end up in the same situation. Do take into consideration that for quality plumbing a quality plumbing pex manifolds is needed.
Fixtures are also an important part of the manifold. Generally, when purchasing a manifold, the fixtures are included, but some other parts have to be bought too. Those parts are mainly important to have a better quality. Sometimes, when the fixtures of the manifold damages, it needs to be replaced with a quality fixture even if the main fixtures had a lower quality.
Any type of manifold you want to buy, for water gas or plumbing of any kind can be found online or on any real plumbing store.