Pex Pipe Testing


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Old 10-31-07, 06:48 AM
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Smile Pex Pipe Testing

We are in the final stages of rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina and need help with how to test pex pipe. The inspector will not let us pass until we have 200 PSI of pressure on the pipes. We purchased a pressure gauge that attaches to a faucet and have 75 PSI directly from the main water source. How do we acheive a higher PSI?
 
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Old 10-31-07, 08:46 AM
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Somebody better check the ratings

I just looked at my Pex and it says the following:
160psi@73degrees
100psi@190degrees
60psi@200degrees

There is no way in hell you can put 200psi on it. That is 3X more than what the water pressure currently is. I would double check because something is not right.

BOB
 
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Old 10-31-07, 08:48 AM
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did you ask the inspector how he wants the test performed ?

I would
 
 

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