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HDPE vs. PEX tubing

Peter Schonherr | Posted in GBA Pro Help on

Can HPDE piping be used for domestic water plumbing as a substitute for PEX? I’m concerned about the health issues around PEX? Any drawbacks to using HPDE in potable water plumbing applications?

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  1. Bob Coleman | | #1

    there is a polypropylene alternative, which uses no internal fittings or glues, it is fusion welded
    aquathermpipe would be an example but finding an installer could be tough

    i don't think you'll find HDPE pipe in home sizes and fittings or a plumber using it

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