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asked in category: General Last Updated: 15th May, 2020

What kind of PEX is used for underground?

Cross-linked polyethylene, or PEX , is a plastic water supply line suitable for both buried and above ground applications.

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Similarly one may ask, is PEX good for underground?

PEX tubing is approved for direct burial outdoors, a practice most often necessary when running a water supply line to a house. PEX , since it can expand, resists freezing more effectively than rigid pipe, but PEX can still burst if water freezes in a line.

what can I use for underground water line? High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE, often just "PE") has become one of the most popular choices for underground service lines , thanks to its corrosion-resistance, durability, and competitive price. Some codes require that buried plastic lines under 2" in diameter be PE (rather than PVC).

Similarly one may ask, what type of PEX can be buried?

Yes, SharkBite PEX pipe is approved to AWWA C904 which covers PEX pipe in regards to burial .

What type of PEX should I use?

Red PEX pipe carries hot water. Blue PEX pipe carries cold water. White PEX pipe can be used for either hot or cold water. Gray PEX pipe, like white, can be used for either hot or cold water (although not all DIY centers carry gray).

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