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What you should know about PEX water pipe for your new home

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The House P I

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On this weeks  episode of; The House P. I. radio show, the show that's all about houses with Reggie Marston, HGTV's original house detective. My guest this week is Lance MacNevin, Manager at Rehau Academy. Rehau is a manufacturer of PEX-a piping. PEX piping is used as potable water piping in residential construction plumbing systems as well as piping for radiant floor heating systems and snow melt systems for driveways and walkways. Rehau academy trains plumbing contractors, architects and engineers on the proper design and installation of PEX plumbing systems. Join us as Lance discusses the features, benefits and many uses for PEX piping as well as dispels some of the myths regarding PEX plumbing systems which have been mistaken for another piping system Polybutylene. Polybutylene piping was installed in residential housing and had a history of catastrophic failure before it was abandoned for use in residential construction in the mid nineteen ninety's.

This show is a must for anyone involved in residential housing; from owners, purchasers, realtors inspectors, contractors or remodelers. PEX piping is gaining a foothold in the residential housing market and some anylsts believe in another 10 years or so it may over take the market. PEX is not your father's copper water pipes, your grandfather's galvanzied water pipes or your great grandfather's lead water pipes.