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repiping with pex

Postby » Tue Aug 22, 2006 6:58 pm

I have a mobile home and need to repipe it. I feel that pex would be my best bet. Does anyone know of a site that explains the instalation process for a mobile home? I also was told pex comes in gray or clear, but I know that there is also blue and red piping available. What is the difference? Thanks.
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Re: repiping with pex

Postby » Wed Aug 23, 2006 7:13 pm

Take a look in our book store at The Manual for Manufactured Home Repair & Upgrade

The repair and upgrade techniques described in this manual are specific to manufactured homes. The section on plumbing covers the following topics

- Plumbing add-ons -- fixture shutoffs, accessible main water shut-off, outside faucet
- Installing new waterlines
- Replacing a water heater
- Replacing a bath tub and faucet
- Keep your waterline from freezing without a heat tape
- Choosing and replacing a heat tape
- Unthawing a frozen waterline or sewer pipe
- Winterizing your home

This book is available in print version and now also in e-book version for instant download. You could be installing pipe later today.

Please come back here and let us know how your project turns out.

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Re: repiping with pex

Postby » Mon Aug 28, 2006 12:25 am

You can use fittings called Shark Bite and assemble with out tools.
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Re: repiping with pex

Postby » Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:14 pm

thanks claycc I will check into it.
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Re: repiping with pex

Postby » Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:19 pm

Admin,

What type of pipe installation is covered in your book?
cpvc, copper, or pex?
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Re: repiping with pex

Postby » Wed Sep 06, 2006 6:09 am

The Manual covers a lot of pex. Pex is the only way that mobile homes should be repiped. The fittins should also be crimped, and compression-type fittings should be avoided at all costs (and I can give you a list of customer names who use to think otherwise!)

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