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     After a hard winter here in WV, I have many broken CPVC pipes.

     They are all being replaced with PEX piping.

     This stuff is great, check it out at Lowes or Home Depot.
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    Contrary to what is "Marketed" about PEX, it seems to be chemically compatable with CPVC, and the two can be glued together without problems.


EDIT----WRONG--WRONG--WRONG!

WHILE CPVC AND PEX FIT TOGETHER, THEY DO NOT GLUE WELL AND THE CONNECTIONS DO NOT LAST.


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    Contrary to what is "Marketed" about PEX, it seems to be chemically compatable with CPVC, and the two can be glued together without problems.



Why would you want to do that? PEX doesn't freeze and burst, while CPVC does. You'd just weaken your plumbing by keeping the CPVC elements.

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    I made a BAD mistake in assuming the two diseparate types of plastic are compatable.

    They fit togather, but the glue joints do not hold for long. I am paying a steep price in leaks and re-do's for my mistake.
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    I have my entire hovel re-plumbed with PEX, all running off a central manifold.

    It's great.

     We had some 13 degree weather a few weeks ago, and the pex froze up, then thawed without damage.

    This solves a big problem here in the woodland paradise.

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