PEX tubing installation accessories
A PEX tube talon is an easy to install accessory that is commonly used to attach PEX to wooden surfaces. The talon comes with a nail or a screw, which allows for a fast and easy installation. For optimal results, it should be installed in alternate directions. The talon also absorbs vibrations, thus reducing the overall noise of radiant heating or PEX plumbing system.
Wire Mesh Clips
Wire mesh clips are commonly used in radiant heating applications to attach and secure PEX tubing to metal wire mesh, prior to concrete being poured over it. Installation is done by snapping the clip over the wire mesh and PEX tubing is then snapped into it.
Depending on manufacturer, mesh clips may vary in form and shape
Snap-in clips are installed by being attached to a surface by a screw. The have a 360 degree rotation capability allowing for easy PEX tubing installation. When running a PEX line, the tubing is simply snapped into the clip. Snap-in clips can be used in horizontal, as well as vertical installations.
90 Degree Bend Support
90 degree bend support is a plastic PEX installation accessory commonly used to make easy 90 degree turns when installing PEX tubing. Most common use of the bend is within walls, joist cavities and other areas with tight spaces. Most 90 degree bend support designs allow it to be easily fastened to a surface by a nail or a screw.
PEX rail consists of a plastic bar with equally spaced channels in it, which is used to ease installation of PEX tubing. PEX rails can be attached to many types of surfaces (wood, concrete, etc). Rails are usually installed at a distance of a few feet apart. PEX tubing can then be installed by being snapped into the channels. Using PEX rails allows a neat, even, and faster installation of PEX tubing.
In PEX tubing installation, staples are commonly used to attach tubing to a foamboard insulation. Staples are loaded into a special stapler, and are easily nailed into the foamboard, with tubing firmly secured in between.