Can you use "Plex" water barrier tubing on a hot water boiler?

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Old 04-28-19, 09:09 AM
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Can you use "Plex" water barrier tubing on a hot water boiler?

I heard now that you can use Plex hot water tubing as supply lines to your baseboard registers. I was thinking of coming off my boiler manifold with 3/4" copper and running it down to my basement, also sweating copper drop legs off my baseboard resisters down to the basement also and then connecting them with the Plex hose. It would be a lot easier than sweating copper piping all around my basement and through the floor joist, has anyone heard of using this Plex tubing?
 
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Old 04-28-19, 03:09 PM
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This is just an example of what you are asking about. You can use PEX tubing but it must be the one with the oxygen barrier if used for heat. There is one for heat and one for potable water. Below is the on for heat. You can google and do your research.

https://www.supplyhouse.com/Wirsbo-U...us-100-ft-coil

https://www.supplyhouse.com/PEX-Plumbing-515000

Hope this helps a little.
 
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Old 04-28-19, 05:04 PM
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I'm sorry for the mistake, I meant to say oxygen barrier. I read online where a boiler system had plex tubing that was connected to copper tubing with shark bites and everything worked fine, and it would be a lot easier to work with. Thanks for the links...
 
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