Blog series by Dan Lyke consisting of 2 parts so far

Part 1: PEX advice?

03-14-2012 03:19 AM by Dan Lyke | 8 comments »

So I crawled underneath the house the other day to replace a thermostat wire that wasn’t conducting very well, and discovered a big ol’ puddle of water in the crawl space. Guess replacing the galvanized steel pipe has just moved up the to-do list. So… after some long deep reading on the environmental effects and various substances that leech out of PEX vs copper, I think we’re going to go with PEX. Probably ¾” from the service entrance to the hot ...

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Part 2: Holes in the walls, but the water flows

05-17-2012 07:20 PM by Dan Lyke | 3 comments »

So we got the plumbing in. Most of it done in a weekend, and it would have gone faster if I’d just sucked it up and bought a Sawzall and started pulling out the old plumbing with that, first. I settled on the Upinor ProPEX system because all of my contractor and handyman friends said “go to Pace Plumbing Supply”, so I did. I asked the guy behind the counter for some parts and he said “the tool is $400”. I’d looked at the various crimp-on systems, and...

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