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Choices in PEX Manifold Systems

Summer 2018
A version of this article appears in the Summer 2018 issue of Home Energy Magazine.
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June 14, 2018
There are a number of ways to combine PEX tubing with manifolds to get better-than-normal hot-water delivery in a home. In the old days, manifolds were sometimes used with soft copper tubing, but as copper isn’t cheap these days, it should be used only in a tiny home that has nonaggressive water—and by that I mean water that isn’t too hard on the pipes. Aggressive water can be acidic or have compounds in it that corrode copper.

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