6 Uses For PEX Plumbing Parts

The use of flexible plastic tubing for plumbing applications has steadily gained ground in the last 50 years. Early plastic tubing had some characteristic flaws; however, with the introduction of PEX, plastic tubing and piping has now become the preferred plumbing part solution in residential and commercial construction.

While copper and the occasional aluminum tubing parts are still available, plumbing applications have been simplified with the introduction of PEX pipe, fittings, and tubing. PEX offers a diversity that other tubing doesn’t for interior and exterior plumbing. It can tolerate both hot and cold water temperatures and variations, and withstand a wide range conditions including steam, freeze, and thaw. Thus, it is an excellent option for exterior purposes. 

Plumbers rely on PEX plumbing parts for residential new construction and retrofit solutions, as well as commercial applications:

Radiant Floor Heating
PEX is user-friendly and ideal for slab or crawl space applications because it is flexible and adaptable.

Boiler to Radiator or Baseboard Heating Systems
PEX doesn’t rust and corrode, and it isn’t damaged by heat. It also comes in a variety of different diameters and lengths, so it is perfect for commercial and residential heating systems.

Recirculating Hot Water Systems
When installing hot water systems in a home, professionals chose PEX for its durability.

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
PEX pipe and tubing is the best solution for residential and commercial cooling because it tolerates a range of temperature extremes. Further, it won’t dry out, crack or become brittle in cold conditions.

Hydronic System Loops
PEX plumbing parts are cost-efficient and practical. PEX also resists wear and decay, making it the long lasting solution for radiant heating, ice melt applications and circulating cold water systems.

Outdoor Irrigation Systems
PEX can be installed in the ground and is not affected by pests or temperature variations, thus, it is gaining popularity in landscape irrigation installations.

PEX plumbing flexibility and its ability to be manipulated for plumbing installations and connections provide significant advantages over copper or aluminum. PEX is available in sizes ranging from 5/16th to 3/8th and all the way up to 1 inch. It is also available in rolls of up to 1,000 feet in length. PEX is the user friendly, preferred solution plumbers rely on for improved plumbing installations. 

Once PEX tubing was introduced, a new generation of PEX fittings and connectors needed to be developed to maximize the potential of flexible PEX.

A new generation of “made in the USAPEX fittings has made it even more efficient and cost-effective. The plumbing industry relies on The Brass Warehouse for specialty PEX connectors and state-of-the-art fittings when using PEX pipe and tubing. 

They are available in standard sizes for threaded, crimp, standard tee and reducing tee options, as well as a variety of elbows and drop ear fittings configurations. All our components are manufactured from high-quality ECO BRONZE. They can be utilized for both hot or cold water applications in residential and commercial spaces. 

Further, our all-purpose parts are certified for use in all potable water situations. They are all manufactured for durability and reliability, and will resist corrosion, rust, mineral buildup and freeze damage when used as specified.

Whatever your plumbing supply needs are, The Brass Warehouse has the products you require, with competitive pricing. We are your source for certified lead-free, reliable, durable plumbing parts and products. Contact us today!