1/2" PEX Plumbing Tubing (Non-Barrier)
Non-Barrier type PEX-b tubing manufactured to ASTM F876/F877/F2023 standards. Complies with SDWA low-lead requirements and is NSF certified for potable water applications (meets latest ASNI/NSF61-G and NSF/ANSI 372 "lead-free" requirements for all of the USA). Pressure rated at: 79psi at 200F, 100psi at 180F and 160psi at 73F. 25 year warranty by the manufacturer.
More About 1/2" Non-Barrier PEX1/2" PEX is the most popular size tubing used for residential drinking water plumbing applications due its flexibility and good flow rates with low pressure drop. It can be used to run hot and cold water lines to plumbing fixtures such as showers, faucets, dishwashers, lavatories and many others. It is also certified to PEX 5006 for continuous hot water recirculation (up to 140F) and is suitable for use with hot chlorinated water.
1/2" non-barrier PEX is often used in combination with PEX plumbing manifolds, such as the ones manufactured by Sioux Chief and is suitable for “home-run” systems.
Frequently Asked Questions:Q: Do I have to use red tubing for hot and blue for cold water lines?
A: Tubing is color coded to help you identify hot and cold water lines. Besides the color, there is no difference between red and blue colored PEX.
Q: I have some leftover PEX fittings purchased from a local home improvement store. Can I use them with this tubing?
A: Nearly all home improvement stores and majority of plumbing supplies usually sell either crimp style PEX fittings (ASTM F1807) or push-fit fittings such as SharkBite brand. Both are compatible with Everhot plumbing PEX.
Q: We plan on doing a “Home Run” plumbing system. Is 1/2" PEX tubing the right size for this application?
A: Yes, 1/2" PEX tubing is the most popular size used for Home Run systems. It delivers adequate flow to the fixture even in larger size homes. 3/4" or 1" size PEX can be installed on the manifolds’ inlets for hot and cold water supply.