How to install PEX pipes plumbing
PEX pipe is easier to install than any other type of pipe, since it only needs two connections, one tee and one hose. It is not necessary to use the elbows or to weld this type of pipes, and that it is not necessary to stick them. PEX pipe is better in the winter, because it expands and does not divide. It could be expensive to buy at first, but it saves you money in the long run because it is more durable and lasts longer than a PVC pipe. Installing PEX tubing can be a simple process, as long as you have the proper plumbing skills and tools.
- Close the water. Connect the blue pex tube to the main line running to the house. Connect it by using the PEX clamps and one of the accessories, which would be a sleeve. Place the blue PEX pipe near the hot water tank, and connect a t-shirt to the pipe that just placed the hot water tank. Attach a pex clamp to it with a PEX wrench.
- Attach a piece of blue PEX tubing to the top of the shirt and fasten it. Connect it to the cold part of the hot water tank.
- Mark the areas in the house through the basement, where all the cold water will run with a pencil or marker. This will be in the bathroom, the kitchen and the laundry room. Use the drill to drill the holes through the floor under any area that is running the blue PEX pipe.
- Connect the blue part of the PEX pipe to the outlet that is connected to the hot water tank. Drill the holes through the roof beam where the first cold water connection in the house will be connected. Run the blue PEX pipe through the holes you just drilled. When you reach the place where you will connect by the top, put on a shirt and the clamp of it.
- Drill through the floor joist where you want your next connection to work in the house. Measure the distance with the tape measure. Cut the blue pex tube to the place of exit, and direct it to the bottom of the holes in the floor beam until the place where it is going to be put in the house. Keep doing this until you reach the last connection that is in the house. Pass the pipeline up through the ground.
- Measure from the first tee you put in through the hole that you put on the floor to the cold side of the tap. Measure the blue PEX tubing. Take the measurements that you just got from the tee with the cold water tap, measure the PEX pipe and cut it.
- Run the PEX pipe through the ground, and connect it to the outlet place using a clamp. Connect it to the tap. It will continue to do so until all the cold water lines are made.
- Measurement of the hot water tank for the first hot water tap in the house. Drilling wells through the floor beam. Measure the red PEX pipe, which is for hot water. Take the measurements you just took from the hot water tank where the first tee will be placed, and use them to cut the first piece of red PEX pipe. Connect the red pox tube to the hot water tank, and run it through the floor joist. Put a shirt on it and hold it.
- Measure from the tee to the next point where the hot water is running up. Drill the holes. Take measurements from the first tee to the second tee, and cut the red PEX pipe. Run the red PEX pipe through the holes you just drilled, and connect it to the first tee. Place a tee on the other end of the red PEX pipe and fasten it. Keep doing this until you are on the last connection. Drill a hole in the ground, and run it until the last hot water inlet tap.
- Drill a hole from each shirt, up through the floor. Measure from the tee to where you will connect the hot water to the faucets. Take the measurements, and cut the red PEX pipe. Put it on the tee and hold it. Run it through the floor, and fix it to the hot water faucets. Keep doing this with all the tees you put on. Turn on the water again. Check for leaks even though PEX pipes usually do not leak.
Tips and warnings
- Recheck all connections to make sure they are fastened before turning off the water supply.