Copper vs. PEX “A” Pipes: Repiping Homes

in Chula Vista Repiping Company, Integrity Repipe

If your home needs to be repiped, there are two main materials to choose from: Copper pipes or PEX A. Both have their advantages or disadvantages, and Integrity Repipe will almost always recommend PEX piping over Copper because it is more cost effective solution for our customers. The benefits it brings to the table far outweighs the disadvantages. When you need qualified Chula Vista PEX repiping technicians, contact the experienced professionals at Integrity Repipe.

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Integrity Repipe has five star reviews on Google, Yelp, and Angie’s List, and we have over 26 years of experience. As a family owned and operated business, we have repiped over 320,000 homes with quality materials manufactured right here in the U.S. We’re proud to serve the entire area of Southern California in the Chula Vista areas of 91902, 91910, 91914, 91911, 91913, 91915, 91950, 92179 and more. For more information about the vast differences between PEX and Copper piping, contact us today!

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    Affordable PEX Plumbing
    Near Chula Vista, California

    When you need to replace your plumbing in your Chula Vista Home, having a PEX plumbing system is desirable for many reasons. PEX systems have many advantages, one of them being that they are far more affordable and cost effective to have installed. PEX systems are also much more flexible and much faster to install. They are also resistant to scaling and chlorine. With help from the plumbing technicians at Integrity Repipe, remodeling your Chula Vista home with a PEX plumbing system is easy when you consult with our certified PEX installation experts.

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    Why PEX better than Copper?

    If you are trying to replace the plumbing in your home with PEX, you are no doubt aware that copper is one of its top competitors. This is because of its extreme durability. Copper is resistant to bacteria, corrosion, and ultraviolet rays which can quickly deteriorate other systems. However, copper plumbing is far more expensive and requires a lot more time to have installed. PEX plumbing is flexible, durable, and more cost effective than copper by far. Getting quality plumbing materials at a low cost is important, especially when you pay even less for labor to have your local Chula Vista repiping experts install it.

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    Uponor AquaPEX® Tubing, the Best PEX Fittings for Repiping a Home Near Chula Vista

    When you need a repiping company in Chula Vista that can help you decide if you should add a copper piping system or a PEX system to your home, contact the the experienced repiping technicians at Integrity Repipe, today.

    There are many types of PEX tubing. The best type is Uponor AquaPEX® Tubing. This is the best PEX fitting for repiping a home. The wall thickness, flow path, and internal diameter are outstanding. The chart below compares the features of Uponor F1960 Fitting vs Standard f1807 Fitting.

    Uponor F1960 Fitting

    Standard F1807 Fitting

    Wall thickness (A)

    1/2″ fitting = 0.057″
    1″ fitting = 0.072
    1/2″ fitting = 0.028″
    1″ fitting = 0/041″

    Flow path (B)

    1/2″ fitting = 0.112 sq. inches
    (2.9 gpm at 8 ft./sec)
    1″ fitting = 0.496 sq. inches
    (12.4 gpm at 8 ft./sec.)
    1/2″ fitting = 0.096 sq. inches
    (2.4 gpm at 8 ft./sec)
    1″ fitting = 0.369 sq. inches
    (9.9 gpm at 8 ft./sec.)

    Internal diameter (C)

    1/2″ fitting = 0.378″
    1″ fitting = 0.795″
    1/2″ fitting = 0.350″
    1″ fitting = 0.710″

    Nearly 50% thicker walls and 25% greater flow rate

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    The Different Types of PEX Pipes

    ProPEX Vs. Other PEX Insert Fittings

    Clamp press and Pro PEX
    • Larger internal diameter of ProPEX means a 25% greater flow rate.
    • ProPEX cold-expansion makes it impossible to overlook a connection, eliminating the problem of blow offs from dry-fit connections. Visual connection of ProPEX also means no calibration is required.
    • Proven for more than 15 years, ProPEX Engineered Plastic (EP) Fittings have a more cost-effective and stable price than metal insert fittings.
    • ProPEX works well in cold weather, especially with the built-in, auto-rotation mechanism on the new Milwaukee® M12™ and M18™ ProPEX Expansion Tools.
    • ProPEX works with the properties of Uponor PEX tubing; clamp, crimp and press fittings fight the tubing’s elastic memory.

    Milwaukee® M12™ And M18™ ProPEX Expansion Tools

    • Built-in auto rotation for effortless, one-handed use, eliminating cold-weather installation concerns.
    • Quick-cam mechanism for fast, continuous expansion
    • Compact, right-angle design simplifies connections in confined spaces
    • All-metal gears and integrated metal frame for maximum jobsite durability
    • Paddle trigger for easy reach in confined spaces
    • LED light illuminates work space in dark locations
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    PEX vs Copper vs CPVC Comparison Sheet

    Why do plumbing professionals choose PEX as their preferred system? Copper and CPVC has been used for years. PEX is a plumbing system that is installed quickly, requires little labor and, if someone wants to do a DIY repair, PEX pipe repair is easy. The chart below illustrates the features of all three side by side. To learn more about PEX pipes, contact your local California plumbers, Integrity Repipe Inc.

    PEX Tubing

    Features

    PEX-a

    CPVC

    Copper

    Resists corrosion, pitting and scaling

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    Flexibility helps resist freeze damage

    Yes

    No

    No

    Retains heat in hot-water lines; resists condensation on cold-water lines

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    Dampens rushing water noise; eliminates water hammer and singing pipes

    Yes

    No

    No

    Cannot be dry-fit; eliminates potential for future leaks and blow-offs

    Yes

    No

    No

    Manufactured connection system; eliminates need for chemicals and torches that can harm the enviroment

    Yes

    No

    Yes

    NSF International certification for water purity

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    Flexible, eliminating added fittings and liability

    Yes

    No

    No

    *PEX-b and PEX-c are not heat-reparable.

    CVP

    Uponor ProPEX

    CVP

    PEX Clamp

    CVP

    CPVC

    CVP

    Copper

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