3-branch Brass Radiant Heat Manifold Set w/ 1/2" PEX adapters
Mfr Part#: BSM003
1/2" PEX adapters are included by default. For other size adapters (free upgrade) make a note at checkout.
3-branch Deluxe Radiant Manifold Set. All-brass construction with nickel plated finish. Pre-assembled.
The following list of components comes with every set:
(1) Supply side radiant manifold w/ (3) adjustable flow indicators and (3) outlets for PEX tubing.
(1) Return side radiant manifold w/ (3) balancing valves and (3) outlets for PEX tubing.
(2) 1" threaded, quarter turn shut-off ball valves - one for each manifold (blue handle for return manifold and red handle for supply).
(2) Temperature gauges on both manifolds to monitor supply and return water temperatures (F & C reading).
(2) Float-type air vents to eliminate air from the system - both on supply and return side (air vent caps included for pressure testing purposes).
(2) Drain/fill valves with 3/4" garden hose (drain hose) connection and a cap.
(6) Compression adapters for 1/2" PEX tubing (no PEX tools required to connect tubing to the manifold).
(2) Mounting brackets.
Technical specifications & compatibility:
Total number of PEX outlets: 6;
Distance OC (On Center) between PEX outlets: 2";
Overall height when installed: 14.5"
Overall width when installed (with shut-off valves): 12.75"
Distance between supply and return manifolds: 8.25" OC.
Compatible with all types and brands of PEX tubing (Bow, Viega, Watts, Zurn, Everhot, Nibco, etc.)
Other suggested components:
For pressure testing purposes, use a Pressure Test Kit (SKU# TESTKIT).
I need a 3 port manifold for a forced hot water system (cast-iron baseboard). Will this work or should I use something like this: http://www.pexuniverse.com/sioux-chief-3-port-pex-copper-manifold-672x0390? I noticed the heat range on the sioux chief is 140F but my boiler is set to 185.
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The 140F temperature limit in the specs of the Sioux Chief manifolds are for CPVC manifolds, not PEX. The Sioux Chief manifold models we carry would work with 185F water with no issues. The difference between the radiant and copper manifolds is in the components. Copper ones offer basic water distribution with shut-off. Radiant manifolds have flow balancing, temperature monitoring, air elimination, drainage, etc.
Answered on 11/30/2015 by PexUniverse Customer Service
Can the Rifeng Manifolds be mounted inverted so the tubing enters the top of the manifold?
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We do not recommend the upside down installation because in this position flow meters would tend to accumulate sediment much like a dirt trap, requiring earlier replacement. In a basement or below-the-floor installation, it is best to install manifold in a normal horizontal position and route the PEX tubing upwards.
Answered on 6/23/2015 by PexUniverse Customer Service
What's the max distance of per per zone 1/2 pex?
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For indoor radiant floor heating applications, recommended loop length for 1/2" PEX is usually 300ft.
For snow melting - no more than 200ft/loop.
Answered on 3/27/2015 by PexUniverse Customer Service