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What pipe and fittings are recommended for residential hot and cold water service?
Our best options for this are our Spear® EverTUFF® CTS CPVC Pipe & Fittings or John Guest PEX Pipe & Fittings. These both come in CTS (copper tube size) and they are available in a variety of different fittings for configuring your piping system.
What is the difference?
CTS CPVC fittings and pipe are commonly used in residential homes for hot and cold water service. CPVC is used verses PVC because it will easily handle the highest temperatures that one might see in a residential system with a maximum temperature rating of 180°F. These fittings are typically socket and this means that they are a cemented joint.
John Guest® PEX pipe and fittings are a push to connect style of fitting. They are becoming increasingly popular due to the ease of installation and maintenance of these types of systems. All that you have to do is cut and clean burrs on pipe, insert pipe into fitting and tighten the collar. The John Guest® PEX pipe comes in both rigid lengths and flexible rolls. One of the nicest thing about our John Guest® PEX fittings is that they can be used with PEX, copper, PVC, CPVC or other CTS size pipes. So if you are making repairs or tapping into existing lines this might be a great option to use.
Title: What pipe and fittings are recommended for residential hot and cold water service?
Description: Our residential hot and cold water service options.
Last Edited: 9/19/2013
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