1/2" PEX Tubing Non-Barrier
Everhot 1/2" non-barrier PEX tubing is PEX-b tubing, manufactured to ASTM standards F876/F877/F2023. It complies with SDWA low-lead requirements and is NSF certified for potable water applications (meets latest NSF61-G and NSF/ANSI 372 "lead-free" requirements for all of the USA). Pressure rated at:
79psi @ 200F, 100psi @ 180F, 160psi @ 73F
Compatible with Crimp, Clamp, Press and SharkBite connection systems.
Available in red and blue colors for easy distinction between hot and cold water lines.
25 year warranty by the manufacturer.
1/2" plumbing PEX is the most common size used for residential plumbing applications due it's flexibility and significant flow rates with low pressure drop. 1/2" PEX tubing can be used to run water lines to plumbing fixtures such as showers, faucets, dishwashers, lavatories and many others. Typically installed in conjunction with PEX manifolds.
Frequently asked questions about 1/2" PEX tubing
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 the red and blue PEX tubing.
Q: I have some leftover PEX fittings purchased from a local home improvement store. Can I use them with this tubing?
A: Most home improvement stores such as Lowes and Home Depot usually sell either crimp style PEX fittings or push-fit fittings (such as SharkBite brand). Both are compatible with Everhot PEX tubing.
Q: We plan on doing a Home Run plumbing system. Is 1/2" PEX tubing the right size for this application?
A: 1/2" PEX tubing is indeed the most popular size for Home Run systems, whereas the 3/4" size is generally used for manifold's inlets (1" PEX for larger manifolds).
Tip of the day:
If you run 1/2 PEX tubing and need to make a smooth 90-degree turn, use plastic bend supports instead of PEX elbows. While material costs are about the same, this method will save the need for making a connection and is much faster and easier.