Thursday, April 19, 2012

PEX Tubing & Shower Heads

PEX tubing increases the speed of plumbing installations and decreases materials costs. It’s perfect for retrofit applications because it’s easier to run through walls. PEX can run all the way up to plumbing fixtures, but it should not be placed between tub spouts and shower heads. PEX has a smaller inside diameter than copper, but any flow reduction is compensated for over longer runs since few fittings are needed with PEX. The distance between tub spouts and shower heads is so short that using PEX here can cause reduced flow through the shower head.