1/2" PEX Tubing Non-Barrier
Everhot 1/2" non-barrier PEX tubing is PEX-b tubing, manufactured to ASTM standards F876/F877/F2023, certified for potable water applications, meets latest NSF61-G and NSF/ANSI 372 "lead-free" requirements and 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" size is the most common for residential plumbing applications due it's flexibility and significant flow rates. 1/2" PEX tubing can be used to run water lines to plumbing fixtures such as showers, faucets, dishwashers, lavatories and many more. 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 PEX fittings i bought from Home Depot some time ago. Can I use them with this tubing?
A: Home Depot usually sells either crimp style PEX fittings or SharkBite fittings. Both are compatible with this 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" or 1" PEX is used for manifold's inlets.
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 the same, this method will save the need for making a connection and is much faster and easier.