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Is there any new information on the relative safety of PEX plumbing material?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Feb 26, 2013 01:09 AM
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I will be replacing some of my plumbing lines and am trying to decide whether to spend the extra money on copper rather than use the PEX recommended by my plumber. When I did a search on PEX safety and leaching, most of the information I found was from 2010, I'm assuming around the time that California was considering approval of the material. What I read provided no definitive answer about the safety of PEX. Is there any updated information since that time? My biggest concern is leaching into my drinking water. Thanks!




 

 

I will be replacing some of my plumbing lines and am trying to decide whether to spend the extra money on copper rather than use the PEX recommended by my plumber. When I did a search on PEX safety and leaching, most of the information I found was from 2010, I'm assuming around the time that California was considering approval of the material. What I read provided no definitive answer about the safety of PEX. Is there any updated information since that time? My biggest concern is leaching into my drinking water. Thanks!

PEX, or cross linked polyethylene, has had some growing pains, like all building materials. The building industry doesn’t like change, because that requires a new set of skills and knowledge,...


 

 

 
 
 

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