TUBOMART pex pipe and fittings are a cost-effective, reliable, and easy-to-install alternative to copper plumbing. They are also a popular choice for new construction and remodeling projects.
One of the main benefits of TUBOMART pex is that it resists corrosion, resulting in a longer life span for your home’s plumbing system. Additionally, it is less likely to kink than copper tubing.
Bell-and-Spigot Cast Iron Pipe
A ductile iron pipe can be used in a wide variety of applications. It is commonly used in underground installations, including sewer and water mains. It is available in various lengths and spigots, so it can be easily adapted to suit your project needs.
Cast iron pipe typically has a bell end and a spigot at the end. These joints are typically lead caulked.
This joint type is typically found in larger buildings and underground installations. It is less expensive than threaded joints and is suitable for use in many soil conditions.
In most cases, it can withstand deflection of up to 35 degrees. However, it can also be subject to fracture if the joint is not properly installed.
This type of cast iron pipe can be joined by a gasket. A gasket is a molded one-piece type made of neoprene that is inserted between the bell end and the spigot end. This design of the gasket enables compression between the spigot end and the bell end. This compressive force aids in firmly locking the gasket against the retaining ring and provides a fluid-tight seal for the joint.
Pex fittings are used to connect tubing with a variety of different types of plumbing pipe. It’s important to choose the right fitting for your application, as mismatched components can lead to leaks and other problems.
Whether you’re working on a repair or are new to the plumbing trade, knowing how to identify and use the right PEX fittings can make a huge difference. This guide will help you compare the different options available on the market, how to install them, and a few tips and tricks for getting the most out of your project.
One of the most common and economical methods for connecting CPVC to PEX is using a copper crimp ring (left). Another option is to use a stab-in tee. This method doesn’t require soldering, which can save you time. However, some areas won’t allow you to bury stab-in fittings behind walls. You can also use a PEX supply adapter to join CPVC and PEX tubing.
PEX tubing is a relatively new type of piping that’s used for both radiant heating and plumbing. It’s made of polyethylene plastic and is available in several different types.
One of the most common types is PEX-A, which is manufactured using a peroxide process and has the highest flexibility of the three types. It also offers the highest freeze resistance, though it’s more expensive than B or C.
Unlike copper and galvanized pipe, PEX does not break when exposed to freezing water, which makes it more suitable for a do-it-yourself home remodel plumbing project. It’s also easier to cut than galvanized or copper pipe.
It can be cut with a rotational tool (Dremel is one brand) that rotates around the tubing, or scissors-type sharp tube cutters. You can also remove crimp rings or cinch clamps with side cutters. However, a rotary tool works better for cutting PEX because it can get into tight areas where you can’t hold the tubing with your hands.