No residential plumbing system can last forever. Over decades of use, even all-copper systems eventually need to be replaced. If you’re interested in installing your own plumbing, your best option is likely to install an all-PEX plumbing system in your home.
PEX is a relatively new plumbing material that has gained popularity in the past few years for its versatility and ease of installation. It is the pipe material of choice for homeowners doing their own new plumbing installation work.
Previous pipe materials were always rigid.
This meant that there was very little wiggle room in terms of pipe placement and length. If you cut a copper pipe to the wrong size, for example, it simply wouldn’t work in the space you planned it to fit in. PEX, on the other hand, is flexible. You don’t have to worry about cutting it with precision.
Additionally, PEX fittings are easy to install, even if you don’t have professional plumbing equipment. Some of the more expensive fittings allow homeowners to easily attach PEX lines to already installed copper lines, as well, so you won’t have to complete a whole-house plumbing installation all at once.
For more information about installing PEX plumbing, watch the video posted above.