The One Drawback of PEX Pipe Even Plumbers Didn’t See Coming

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The One Drawback of PEX Pipe Even Plumbers Didn’t See Coming

For both new construction and remodeling projects, installing a cross-linked polyethylene (PEX) water-supply system is attractive to builders and homeowners alike. Deciding factors for choosing between the two most common water-supply materials, PEX and copper, include ease of installation and cost. Installing PEX can save as much as 60 percent on project costs, and, unlike copper, PEX tubing is flexible and can be fished through existing wall spaces, reducing the scope of a retrofit project.

While PEX comes with convincing reasons for choosing it over copper, it also comes with a hidden downside—rodents seem to find the plastic-based tubing irresistible. Keep reading to find out why this is a problem and what you should do to prevent damage to a PEX water-supply system.

Read it all here: https://www.bobvila.com/articles/rodents-chew-pex-pipe/

Courtesy of Bob Villa Newsletters

and author Glenda Taylor