Many mobile homes are equipped with polybutylene piping, which can become damaged over time. The most common repair method is to repipe the home with PEX piping. This type of plastic piping is more flexible than PVC and contains no lead, so it’s safer for you and the environment. In this blog, we’ll show you how to repipe a mobile home with PEX piping.
Repiping PEX Pipes Plumbing Tips
The following tools will be required for PEX piping installation:
- Measuring tape
- PEX pipe
- PEX connectors
- Crimp rings and a ring crimper
- Crimp ring removal tool
- Pipe hangers
- Go/no-go gauge
You can begin now that you’ve acquired your tools and materials. Because PEX pipe is built in continuous lengths, it has fewer seams and fittings than other types of plumbing, including copper pipes.
Installing PEX tubing is simple, and all plumbing instructions begin with the same advice: Plan your project, and you will save time and money. The following guide should help you understand how using PEX pipe can make your next plumbing job easier. Let’s get this started.
- determine the pipe’s location,
- double-check your PEX pipe measurements,
- cut your PEX pipe only once,
- insert the crimp ring,
- complete the PEX pipe fitting,
- the PEX fitting should be crimped,
- insert the pipe.
Why Replace It With PEX
Metal and plastic piping are utilized in the plumbing of mobile homes. Chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and PEX pipe are now used in the majority of homes. Metal piping, such as copper, stainless steel, and galvanized steel, is more frequent in older homes. Not all pipe materials are equally functional, and each serves a distinct purpose in plumbing.
PEX is a flexible plastic pipe used in plumbing systems to carry hot and cold water. It’s easy to install, doesn’t corrode or rust, and can be run through small holes in walls or floors without the need for expansion fittings.
PEX piping projects can be accomplished by a skilled DIYer because they are flexible and simple to install. However, performing it incorrectly on your own can lead to other issues that will cost you more money by the time you hire a plumber.
So, if you’re not confident in your DIY abilities, call Gray Plumbing. We will be able to examine the problem, provide you with an estimate on various plumbing pipe materials such as PEX vs. copper piping, answer any queries you may have, and much more.
When we repipe your mobile home, we include not only new PEX piping throughout the home but also new hot and cold angle valves beneath each fixture, new stainless steel, braided supply lines to every faucet, a new shut-off valve to the entire home, and a new shut-off valve to isolate the water heater.
It also includes new laundry valves and hoses, as well as outside piping insulation. And our work is completely guaranteed, so you won’t have to worry about leaks for a long time. Call us now!