Illinois Plumbing Code/Flexible Piping


Old 03-14-14, 12:50 PM
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Illinois Plumbing Code/Flexible Piping

I have a question about Illinois plumbing code. Can flexible water tubing such as polyethylene be used for distribution of cold and hot water? This is not an earthquake prone area, or anything. It seems that this stuff would be cheaper and easier to use then copper, which is so expensive these days. Im looking specifically for Lake County, I know the electrical code varies from county to county.
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Old 03-14-14, 05:45 PM
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Hello and welcome.....

Your best bet is to call your local code enforcement office and ask... I am sure they will be glad to tell you...
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I don't think black PE pipe is rated for residential hot water use. If you're asking about PEX pipe, it is allowed in most places these days and is quite a bit easier and cheaper than copper pipe.

But as Mike said, it depends on your local jurisdiction and can be quickly answered by your building department.
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