Pex pipes are excellent for being used as home insulators. Pex pipes are made of flexible polyethylene material that is created after applying high pressure on the pipes. This makes the pex pipes much more durable as compared to the metal pipes. The pex pipes are very flexible apart from being durable and hence can be used for plumbing purposes. It can withhold all sorts of extreme temperature and hence can be used in different circumstances.
Due to its flexibility and durability pex pipes have been quite a favourite with constructors for some time now. Once you install these pipes you can be assured of saving electric consumption charges and also get your pipe fit with very low labour costs.
Why use pex pipes?
The strong inter-molecular bonds within the pipes ensure that there is no heat loss and thus it can be used for a variety of purposes.
Pex pipes are ideal for being used for both hot temperatures and cold temperatures. This material is also good for plumbing because of its flexibility. It does not burst easily due to its elastic material. The short valve in it helps users to get it repaired easily in case there are any leaks or cracks in the pex pipes. It really has very low costs of installation because very few connections has to be made while connecting it.
These pex pipes are not easily corroded unlike the metal pipes and are hence a much better option as compared to metal pipes. Since these pipes are very flexible they can be bent and twisted to cover greater distances easily without any hassle and this also ensures that there is no requisite for connections to be made for laying pipes over large distances. The strong inter-molecular bonds within the pipes ensure that there is no heat loss and thus it can be used for a variety of purposes.
The different types of pex pipes
The three main types of pex pipes are pex-a, pex-b and pex-c. The three types of pex pipes differ on the basis of their formation. For example, the first type of pex-a is made with the help of peroxide. Manufactured at a very high temperature this is done just above the usual melting point of the crystals of peroxide. Pex-b of pex pipes is manufactured by a process which utilizes silane and is processed through the process of moisture cure. This is stronger and thus stiffer than pex-a kind of pex pipes. The final third type is manufactured through radiation by using an electronic beam.