Thursday, February 23, 2012

Place PEX in New Slabs

When building a new home or pouring a concrete slab in any building, you should consider embedding PEX tubing in the concrete. Even if you have no immediate plans to use in-floor radiant heat or install all system components, the pour is a one-time opportunity to get the tubing in for potential future use. Whether you complete the system in subsequent years or simply use the embedded tubing as a selling point to future owners, installing the tubing is at least worth a thought. SupplyHouse offers Radiant Heat Packages, including some designed for embedded slab applications. They include the tubing, manifolds, and tools needed to get the tubing into the slab and pressure test it prior to the pour.