Relocating a hot water heating pipe

Old 12-29-11, 10:51 PM
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Relocating a hot water heating pipe

I am finishing my basement and I need to move a heating pipe over a few inches. It's in a tight spot and it will be very difficult to do if I use copper tubing. I have some red plumbing pex. Does anyone know if I use it to relocate the pipe or does it have to be heating pex?
Old 12-30-11, 06:05 AM
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Heating pex with an oxygen barrier.
Old 12-30-11, 03:16 PM
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Oxygen will pass through the wall of standard pex tubing. Allowing oxygen into your heating system will cause it to corrode and fail. In a properly functioning system, the oxygen in the water is driven out by the heating and removed with air removal devices.

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