How to Install Pex Pipe Waterlines in Your Home. Part 2. Plumbing Tips!

Posted on: June 25, 2015 by in Videos
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How to Install Pex Pipe Waterlines in Your Home. Part 2. Plumbing Tips!


This is the second part of a video on installing pex pipe in your home. Included is the actual beginning of the piping along with a number of tips to make you installation easier.

25 Responses

  1. Keith Hyndman says:

    great videos, thanks for putting these together

  2. Brian Gifford says:

    Thanks for the video, it’s very helpful! Have you every ran your main
    lines to a manifold and branched off of that to your fixtures?

  3. Tommy Botello says:

    Is it ill-advised to run pex through engineered i-joists? I know the
    manufacturer’s drilling recommendations of the i-joists, so as long as I’m
    following those, I should be good correct? Thanks!

  4. Joseph Grodis says:

    You sound like Bubbles from the Trailer Park Boys. 

  5. Rayram555 says:

    Thumbs up!

  6. M. Garrison says:

    all we have were i live is true value.besides that i haven’t had to do a
    whole lot of plumbing in a long time except the occasional leak
    repair.today was the first time i’ve ever heard of pex pipe.is it better
    than good old pvc? and if so it still looks expensive.i’m guessing though
    that one of the benefits is that it won’t burst when it freezes.

  7. brotherjoeradosti says:

    Getting ready to redo the plumbing from the crawl space up to one of the
    showers in a bathroom in my house. I’m going to use Pex. Have you done a
    video on plumbing a shower? I’m watching videos here, and reading “Plumbing
    Complete.” Thanks Al.

  8. Gio bernardino says:

    i like the expansion ones better 

  9. Angie Grote says:

    Hello TheOldkid888 – We are building a house and getting ready to purchase
    PEX fittings and install the plumbing ourselves. We were planning on using
    a store purchased manifold then run PEX to each fixture independently. Do
    you have a better recommendation for new construction? We ultimately want
    to be able to turn off each fixture separately if needing to replace or
    repair.

  10. MontiR Aruba says:

    Question: On your T-connections, why do you install them in a little up
    angle?

  11. Willilly Bab says:

    There is nothing wrong with brittle copper that won’t flex. As long as it
    doesn’t have any pin-hole leaks its fine. The relatively low pressure in a
    typical house won’t burst a brittle copper pipe as long as the wall
    thickness of the pipe has not been reduced due to corrosion. That’s the
    main problem = often when copper pipes get brittle they are also thinned
    out in sections and it is those thinned out sections that burst. A house
    that was up for sale had 4 sections of pipe that had pin-hole leaks in it.
    I just cut out 12″ sections of that pipe and soldered in a new section of
    pipe with slip fittings. I’m sure new pinhole leaks would occur in a few
    months but all that was necessary was to sell the house, so it was the
    other guy’s job to replace all of his plumbing after he bought the house,
    not mine.

  12. Research1 says:

    I am wondering if the box stores sell a cheaper tool. If I by one at Lowes
    or home depot, will I get a tool that will do a quality job?

  13. Phai T says:

    How will this hold up in cold weather? I was wanting to Tee off my main
    house water line to a detachable garage about 15ft from the main house. If
    I dig a trench below the frost line and run this plex line to the garage by
    burying the line will it hold? Thank you. 

  14. bludika says:

    are all pex pipes joined by push fittings? 

  15. leeshels says:

    Thanks a million for posting!!!

  16. D. Leckie says:

    Excellent video my friend.. I just recently started buying rentals and flip
    properties. My first 2 properties, one built in the 80’s has all copper
    plumbing and the other built in the 50’s has old galvanized steel piping.
    I’ve gone through some growing pains with regard to finding quality skilled
    labor and with all that is required repairing/replacing old plumbing. I
    was afraid of messing with electrical or plumbing on my own. I found an
    excellent Electrician willing to teach me the basics. Then I was at a local
    REIA group and one of the guys there told me about PEX piping and the
    systems and explained how easy plumbing has become with the invent of this
    new technology. WOW! This will save me boatloads of money and YOUTUBE
    makes learning to do most things pretty simple. Thanks for the educational
    video!

  17. davide dell'oca says:

    hi man I just seen your video and i’ve found that so interesting. i’m an
    italian guy i’m 23 and sice 3 years i’m a plumber like you. I had started
    work like a plumber immediatly when i have finish to study in a plumbing
    school where i had spend 5 years. i have a couple of questions for you. i
    aim to work in the usa but i don’t really know well the work modality and
    if with my graduate, my experience, and my skills i can find an
    enviroment! I work usually with pipe in pex ( rheau titan/mepla/jrg) cooper
    pipe and the relative fittting,with faucet toilet bidet shower,installing
    floor heating, boilers, solar pannels. could you explain to me the work
    modality in your country ??(if your are an american obviouslly) i’ll attend
    for you answers and explanation thank you very much for the attention i
    hope i was clear and if i wasn’t sorry for my english but i’ve started
    study by myself 3 month ago!! thnak you and good work!

  18. missmyredwolf says:

    OLDKID, just curious. I was thinking about making my own
    manifolds(1-H/1-C)(small 865sq/ft. House), but all the “T’s” to make it,
    “seems” like alot of restrictions(doesn’t VOLUME=good pressure?). Should I
    not worry about the outcome at fixtures ? Lastly, the best length starting
    at the Main, how far should I THEN connect the Cold/Hot-Manifolds ? Main to
    5 feet away, or go 20 feet ? Would it matter because I think the locale of
    my fixtures wouldn’t be a factor if I stretch PEX along way w/no
    restrictions. If a manifold has good balance and/if good Volume is
    also,would I get “the best of both worlds”, or is that a stupid question(s)
    ? Thx.

  19. Jim Cross says:

    Thanks very much for this excellent series of videos. I had a very similar
    situation with my house that had been on a well for 30 years. I had
    replaced several sections of copper over the past 6 months and recently
    discovered two locations with pin holes. That was it for me – time to
    change it all out. I have never worked with PEX before but by watching
    your videos and buying a crimp ring tool and materials from Home Depot, I
    have now changed out all the copper in my basement. It took me a couple of
    weekends and no leaks!

  20. DraincablesDirect says:

    Great job with the details in the annotations – nice touch!

  21. Don Corleone says:

    How do you straighten pex to do long runs? It just keeps curling on me.

  22. marshville21 says:

    I notice in your pex videos you use metal connecters and manifold. Do you
    have any experience with the plastic connectors? Better, worse? You’re
    videos are very informative. Lisa

  23. Dan Lutjemeier says:

    VERY helpful and much appreciated! TY

  24. El Bey says:

    Thanks for the videos. How did you address attachments for the broken
    copper pipes in 2:20 through 2:30?

    Living in the historical district of town, the main pipes coming Into my
    home are lead.

  25. HolyFenderBender14 says:

    Welp, my father and I are going to do a whole house (trailer) replumb with
    PEX. It turns out that the polybutylene we have currently is a ticking time
    bomb and must be replaced immediately since its now over 20 years old. We
    have everything planned out, all the piping and fittings. Do you have a
    method on straightening coiled PEX? 

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