Bending PEX Tubing
PEX tubing is a flexible piping product with a wide range of uses including most general plumbing projects where space is a major consideration. PEX tubing can be the perfect solution for piping in a number of different situations. Bending the tubing is relatively easy by strapping it into place so each bend stays where you want it to go. PEX hangers are also available to accomplish this. The tubing is made from high density polyethylene providing a high range in temperature tolerance up to 150 degrees Celsius. Here’s a few steps to bend the tubing correctly.
Step 1 – Select Length
Choose a length of tubing you would like to install allowing enough piping to create a 10-inch “S-like” curve or a 10-inch loop.
Step 2 – Strap or Hanger
Using either a PEX strap or hanger over the tubing allowing the tubing to move because it will expand and contract based on temperature. Then make either an “S” curve or a loop in the tubing and hold it in place with another PEX hanger or strap.
Step 3 – Install Necessary Fittings
Run the tubing to the end where you connect all fittings where needed. Make sure the fittings are securely tightened to prevent leaking.