Thursday, January 12, 2012

Hassle-free MANABLOC Installation

The Viega MANABOLC manifold for PEX plumbing makes “home run” distribution easy and convenient. A dedicated 1/2” or 3/8” line runs from the MANABLOC to each fixture. Offering three versions of the MANABLOC (crimp, PEX press or compression), Viega gives installers choices for connecting these lines. The crimp MANABLOC (also compatible with stainless steel clamp rings) and PEX Press MANABLOC each require a unique PEX tool for making the fitting connections. Compression-style MANABLOCs do not require such a tool, making them a perfect choice for do-it-yourselfers and installers who don’t own the right tools.

Although no expensive tools are necessary, compression MANABLOC users may want to consider one accessory. The MANABLOC Wrench for Compression Lock-in Nuts makes tightening the nuts on compression loop fittings a snap. Sized and designed specifically for this application, the wrench is more efficient and effective than using a non-specialized tool. It works with both 1/2” and 3/8” compression nuts.

Stop by PexSupply.com to browse our selection of MANABLOC tools and accessories for PEX plumbing jobs.