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PexUnverse.com has a large selection of Everhot PEX for various heating and plumbing applications, manufactured to ASTM F876/F877 standards and pressure rated 100psi at 180F.

 

Oxygen Barrier PEX tubing is designed for use in closed loop heating applications, such as radiant heating (floors, concrete slabs), hydronic heating (baseboards, radiators, fan coils), outdoor wood boilers and others. 

 

Non-Barrier PEX is primarily used for hot and cold water plumbing applications and is available in both red and blue colors. It may also be used in open loop type radiant heating applications.

 

PEX-AL-PEX can be used both in plumbing and heating applications and has all the advantages of regular PEX plus the memory feature, which allows it to keep it's shape when bent.

 

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Both oxygen barrier PEX Pipe and non-barrier PEX Pipe are compatible with the following connection system types:

Crimp System: PEX Crimp Tool + PEX Crimp Rings (Copper) + PEX Crimp Fittings (Brass or Poly) + PEX Cutter

Example: PXT3201 (tool) + 649X2 (rings) + BPF6802 (fittings) + PXT3016 (cutter) + PXT3101 (decrimper - optional).

 

Clamp System: PEX Clamp Tool (Cinch Tool) + PEX Clamps (St. Steel Cinch Clamps) + PEX Crimp Fittings (Brass or Poly) + PEX Cutter

Example: PXT3010 (tool) + 16703336 (cinch clamps) + BPF6906 (fittings) + PXT3012 (cutter).

 

Push-Fit System: Push-Fit or Quick-Connect fittings such as Sharkbite from Cash Acme. A PEX cutter will also be required to trim the tubing to the required length and make a smooth and square cut.

 

Press System: Press Tool + Press Sleeves (St. Steel) + PEX Crimp Fittings (Brass or Poly) + PEX Cutter

 

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Compression System: Compression PEX Fittings + PEX Reamer (such as PXT3511) + Pair of Pliers (adjustable, such as Channellocks)

 

All PEX pipes sold at PexUniverse.com is UPC (Uniform Plumbing Code)/IAMPO listed and is certified/approved either for radiant heating applications (Everhot Oxygen Barrier PEX), potable water (Everhot Non-Barrier PEX) or both (Everhot PEX-AL-PEX). Additionally, the following standards are met or exceeded:

 

Oxygen Barrier PEX:

ASTM F876: Standard Specification for Crosslinked Polyethylene.

ASTM F877: Standard Specification for Crosslinked Polyethylene Plastic Hot- and Cold-Water Distribution Systems.

CSA B137.5: Cross Linked Polyethylene Tubing Systems for Pressure Applications.

DIN 4726: Meets and exceeds oxygen diffusion barrier standard.

 

PEX tubing (Everhot Non-Barrier PEX):

ASTM F876: Standard Specification for Crosslinked Polyethylene.

ASTM F877: Standard Specification for Crosslinked Polyethylene Plastic Hot- and Cold-Water Distribution Systems.

ASTM F2023: Standard Test Method for Evaluating the Oxidative Resistance of Crosslinked Polyethylene Tubing and Systems to Hot Chlorinated Water.

CSA B137.5: PEX Tubing Systems for Pressure Applications.

 

PEX-AL-PEX (Everhot PEX-AL-PEX):

ASTM F1281: Standard Specification for Crosslinked Polyethylene/Aluminum/Crosslinked Polyethylene (PEX-AL-PEX) Pressure Pipe.

CSA B137.10: Crosslinked Polyethylene/Aluminum/Crosslinked Polyethylene Composite Pressure Pipe Systems.

 

Additionally:

Potable Water Applications: Everhot's Non-Barrier PEX and PEX-AL-PEX are also Certified to NSF/ANSI 61, Annex G and is in compliance with California's Health & Safety Code Section 116875 (commonly known as AB1953) and Vermont Act 193.

 

Everhot PEX & Bow PEX:

Compatible with other PEX-B and PEX-C products (including tubing, fittings, tools, manifolds, etc.) from the following manufacturers:

  • Watts (RadiantPEX, RadiantPEX+, WaterPEX);
  • Viega (ViegaPEX - both types);
  • Zurn (ZurnPEX - both types);
  • Nibco (DuraPEX, BarrierPEX);
  • Cash Acme (Sharkbite PEX fittings and tubing - both types);
  • Roth (PEXc - both types);
  • Sioux Chief (makes manifolds and fittings);
  • and many others.

For cross-reference, see a particular product.

 

Not compatible with:

  • Expansion method (used for ProPEX products made by Uponor/Wirsbo);
  • Onyx tubing and Onyx connection system (made by Watts);
  • Everloc system (by Rehau);
  • other proprietary and non-traditional connection systems.

 

Everhot PEX-AL-PEX:

Compatible with other PEX-AL-PEX products (including tubing, fittings, tools, manifolds, etc.) from the following manufacturers:

  • Watts (Radiant PEX-AL)
  • Uponor/Wirsbo (MultiCor)
  • Viega (FostaPEX)
  • and others.

For cross-reference, see a particular product.

 

Not compatible with:

  • Standard Crimp connection system used for regular PEX-B and PEX-C pipes;
  • Standard Crimp (Cinch) connection system used for regular PEX-B and PEX-C pipes;
  • Expansion method (used for ProPEX products made by Uponor/Wirsbo);
  • Onyx tubing and Onyx connection system (made by Watts);
  • Everloc system (by Rehau);
  • Push-Fit Fittings (such as Sharkbite by Cash Acme).

 

Radiant Heating (Oxygen Barrier and PEX-AL-PEX):

Concrete Slabs - wire mesh or rebar reinforced radiant slabs are common for residences, shops, warehouses, garages and many others. Reinforced concrete slabs are normally between 4-6" deep and are insulated with styrofoam/tarp/radiant barrier, etc.

Thins Slabs - usually non-reinforced and poured with thermal mass or Gyp-Crete in residential buildings over the existing wooden or plywood subfloor.

Staple-Up Method - PEX Pipe is staples to underneath the plywood or wooden subfloor with PEX lines running parallel the joists. With typical 16" or 24" joist bays, there 2 lines of PEX (forming a loop) per joist bay. Installation may be performed with or without heat transfer plates. Works well for all types of finished flooring.

"Sandwich" Method - PEX Pipe is installed in between the subfloor and the finished floor. Installation may be performed with or without heat transfer plates. Pre-engineered floors (with tubing channels) are also quite popular. Common for hardwood, laminate and other floor types.

 

Baseboards, Radiators, Fan Coils

Baseboards & Radiators - installing PEX instead of copper for supply and return lines to baseboards and radiators (whether cast iron or aluminum) can save a tremendous amount of installation time and parts. Considering PEX is flexible and can comfortably handle operating temperature of 180F, it is perfectly suited for the job.

Fan Coils - with forced air heating, running supply/return lines for the Water-to-Air heat exchanger can be accomplished without sanding or soldering copper pipes. A flexible and easy to install PEX can help to do a quicker and a more cost effective job.

 

Snow Melting

From airport runways and shopping mall parking lots, to driveways, walkways and even rooftops - snow melting systems implementing PEX tube have proven to be the most safe, efficient and worry-free way to remove snow and ice.

 

Outdoor Wood Boilers & Pellet Stoves

The task of delivering hot water from the wood boiler or pellet stove to a house is very commonly handled by PEX tube. Supply and return lines are insulated to avoid heat loss and water freezing during periods of non-operation and then buried in the ground below the frost level. 1" PEX is the most common size for the application, however, 1-1/4" PEX may also be used depending on the boiler size and heat demands.

 

Plumbing Applications (Non-Barrier PEX)

PEX is a #1 alternative for copper, brass and other rigid plumbing pipes due to it's flexibility, lower cost (up to 8 times less than copper) and ease of installation. The non-barrier type PEX is typically available in blue and red colors to designate cold and hot water lines, but may also come in different colors, such as white.

 

Typical installations include:

Home-run system - requires (2) PEX manifolds and a set of mounting brackets. One manifold is dedicated to handle hot water. The other one - cold water. PEX manifolds are installed against each other and PEX lines are installed from the manifold all the way to the plumbing fixture. This method is very popular, since it eliminates branching off a larger line, installing additional manifolds, tees, etc. More importantly, this method significantly reduces the number of hard-to-access joints, reducing the potential leaks and repairs.

 

Traditional plumbing - where larger (i.e. 3/4" PEX) lines are ran to a bathroom/kitchen/laundry room, etc., and then separated into smaller lines (1/2" PEX) with tees & small manifolds, and connected to the plumbing fixtures. The method typically uses less tubing than the Home-Run system, but calls for more fittings and one the average requires more installation time.


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