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Expansion PEX vs Crimp Pex: Find Out Which to Choose for Your Project!

Expansion PEX vs Crimp Pex: Find Out Which to Choose for Your Project!

Posted by Ben Stewart on

The use of PEX piping has become huge in the plumbing industry due to its easy installation, lower costs, and durability. At Valve Warehouse, we carry both crimp and expansion PEX ball valves for PEX piping applications. Here are the differences between the two. Crimp PEX   A crimp PEX connection sits outside of the piping and a special tool is used to crimp the end connection around the pipe. Crimp PEX has been used for a long time so its use and knowledge is more widespread. Costs for the fittings, tools, and accessories are also much cheaper than the newer expansion PEX connections....

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The Growth of Lead Free Valves

The Growth of Lead Free Valves

Posted by Shopify Admin on

Lead free valves are all over the market now and you would be hard pressed to not find a lead free valve in any plumber's arsenal. But where did the big push to go lead free come from? Keep reading to learn more and get 5% off your order with the promo code on the bottom of the page! The Safe Drinking Water Act In January 2014, the “Reduction of Lead in Water Act” went into effect to amend section 1417 of the Safe Drinking Water Act. The law reduces the permissible levels of lead in the wetted surfaces of pipes,...

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What To Look For In A Valve

What To Look For In A Valve

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For the DIY consumer, wholesaler, or even a contractor, finding a dependable product is very important for an “at home” project.  Whether you're replacing a ball valve that burst or simply fixing a leaking packing nut, shopping to fix or replace a valve requires a clear understanding of the type of valve you should be using and where you should be shopping for it. A few questions to consider when shopping for valves: Is the valve leak tested? What are the specifications on the valve? Is the valve lead free and certified to use in potable water? Does this valve have certifications? Is the...

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