How To Connect Plumbing Fittings Allowing You To Save Time and Money
Using pex tubing and fittings (cross-connected polyethylene) when upgrading the plumbing in your home is much easier and affordable than using copper pipes and fittings. You will not have to do any soldering and deal with any of the heat and fumes associated with this course of action.
One of the most popular processes that involves cross-connected polyethylene involving a proprietary product.The cross-connected polyethylene tubing and fittings are connecting using a special tool with rings made of the same product as the tubing.
the time of action is as follows:
Cut the tubing at the appropriate place with a tool designed to unprotected to this task. Remember the cuts must be square
Place the ring on the end of the tube you wish to attach the fitting. Make sure the end of the ring is flush withe end of the pipe
Expand the end of pipe you want to place the fitting into with appropriate strength tool. You will not have to force the tool into the pipe. Just let the torque of the strength tool do the work.
Insert the fitting onto the end of the tube. Ensure the tubing completely inserting into the fitting, The fitting will have a ridge to indicate when this has occurred.
This system utilizes a course of action known as “spread back”. This average the connection works by using cross connected molecular chains within the connection. When you expand the pipe and insert it in the fitting it initial shrinks back pipe and the ring shrinks back to the pipe and makes a water tight seal.
There is no need for any glues or hot work with solder. The movement of the tubing is far less restrictive when considering various aspects of how a building is framed. However you will have consider various building codes with regards to using this method to plumbing your potable, heating and cooling lines.
These connections are very lasting. Tests have shown they can persevere up to 1300 kilograms of force.
This system is great for all potable water systems. This includes both hot and cold water lines. This system is also great when considering the potable water-lines in the construction of a new home or small apartment complicate.
The meaningful part to this system is the expansion tools. These tools can be purchased as cordless devices. This method you will not have to drag around a strength cord as you and other workers move around the project that needs the required plumbing.
There are many ways to complete a plumbing project in your home. Some of these projects can be quite simple. However the completion of more progressive projects will require a plumbing specialized.