Installing Water Heater With Pex. 15122020 PEX must be kept a minimum of 6 inches away from single wall flue connectors of gas water heaters and one inch from Type-B double wall. We reached out to a plumber due to the heater being in the attic above the garage. The final stage in the pex installation. Run new PEX piping through all the locations where the polybutylene used to be.
Instead it uses fittings that require cinch clamps or copper crimp rings that hold the pipe onto the fittings. Be sure the pipe is free of scratches and debris. When it comes to safety PEX isnt antibacterial. Measure the distance from the hot and cold supply lines to the water heater to choose the correct length connector. 19082020 With the home-run system you install a manifold in the utility room or some area thats close to the main water line and water heater and run a separate PEX tube to each fixture as shown above. Lets see how it goes.
02082018 You cant install PEX in high heat areas like near recessed lighting.
The final stage in the pex installation. Lets see how it goes. I did however err and should not have used PEX. There are also push-fit fittings that can be used when installing PEX. Cut the pipe as cleanly and squarely as possible. One at the manifold and another at the fixture end.