PEX pipes are fashioned from a chemical known as polythene that is comprised of cross links. A line that is connected to the polymer chain is highly cross linked in the chemistry conditions. This cross linked structure of PEX makes it appropriate for the construction of pipes that can be used in the radiant heating systems. It is also used for the insulation of electric cables with sky-scraping voltages. This type insulation provides high performance in the most extreme environments and conditions. Recently, PEX pipes have replaced PVC i.e. polyvinyl chloride and CPVC that stands for chlorinated polyvinyl chloride pipes from water pipelines.
Now days it is becoming the choice of people because it can be used in several applications due to its robustness and great capacity to present optimally in very elevated temperature conditions. It is very convenient as it is highly resistant to various corrosive chemicals that are typically present in this environment. Its repair is also very easy and makes it available for varied applications.
Following is the process of Installation of PEX pipes
- First of all measure the length of the tube that is required. Then cut down that tube by using the Pex tubing cutter of required length.
- Now slot in the copper crimp into the pipe, after that insert it into the fitting of the pipe.
- Now swing the copper ring upward at least at the distance of the 0.125 inches from that tubing.
- Now bend it at the angle of 90 degree then close the copper ring completely over it. If it is not at the right angle it means either it has uneven cut and may cause dent to the plastic.
- It has tendency to retrenchment of about one inch at a temperature change of 10 degree Celsius.
So, PEX pipes are effective and useful. They are gaining popularity because of their utility.