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Radiant Heat Without the Concrete: Ultra-Fin Plates

Shyene

Central air heating not doing the trick for your family during those cold East Coast winters? Have a wood-framed home that doesn’t retain heat? One option you have is radiant heat, which consists of a hydronic tubing system underneath your actual flooring. But wait, radiant heat sounds complicated…

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The Types of PEX (PEX-A, PEX-B, PEX-C, PEX-Al-PEX)

Guest

For much of the latter 20th century, household plumbing systems depended on copper pipe—a difficult-to-master building material whose price only rose along with the ever-increasing demand.  Today, many pros (and do-it-yourselfers) prefer to use tubing made of cross-linked polyethylene, or PEX.  …

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PEX-AL-PEX: Tubing with a Little Backbone

Tom

PEX pipe works in a wide variety of heating and plumbing applications, offering major benefits including cost savings.  In the decades following the introduction of PEX, manufacturers developed a variation of PEX that includes a layer of aluminum.  PEX-Aluminum-PEX, generally referred to as PEX-AL…

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The Beveled Edge: The PEX-Aluminum-PEX Advantage

Mark

PEX-Aluminum-PEX is a great product that offers several key advantages over traditional PEX including a higher temperature and pressure rating, larger diameters, and an increase rigidity.  With these advantages comes the need to bevel the edge of the pipe to allow for a proper seal with the fitting…

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