OXYGEN BARRIER PEX PIPE (Straight Lengths)
SharkBite PEX tubing is a cross-linked polyethylene tubing for a wide range of residential and commercial plumbing applications. This pipe is manufactured with an oxygen barrier for radiant floor and hydronic heating applications (only available in orange). The oxygen diffusion barrier applied to the exterior limits oxygen permeation through the tubing wall in hydronic heating applications which prevents corrosion of ferrous metal parts in the heating system. A repeating SharkBite imprint pattern provides a visual aid to determine if the tube has been inserted all the way into the SharkBite Push-to-Connect Fitting. This feature only works if the tubing is cut between the SharkBite imprint pattern.
ASTM F877-2011a and CSA B137.5-2009
- 1/2" 10' Length
- 1/2" 20' Length
- 3/4" 10' Length
- 3/4" 20' Length
- 1" 20' Length
can this oxygen barrier pipe be clamped to pex fittings? I'm replacing some pipe on hot water heating system and would like to cinch clamp and use straight stick. 180 deg. system at less than 25 psi hot.
Yes, SharkBite oxygen barrier PEX tubing is compatible with SharkBite barb fittings, clamp rings and crimp rings. SharkBite oxygen barrier PEX tubing is suitable for temperatures of up to 200 degrees Fahrenheit at 80 psi.
Date published: 2018-07-10
What is the best lines to use for hot water supply at a motel, high temps with recirculation pump?
Our potable water PEX (red, white or blue in color) will be the best tubing we offer for this application. This tubing is rated to continuously recirculate chlorinated water at 140 degrees Fahrenheit. The temperature and pressure ratings are below.
200 degrees Fahrenheit at 80 psi
180 degrees Fahrenheit at 100 psi
74 degrees Fahrenheit at 160 psi
Date published: 2018-04-06
These pipes are shipped in straight lengths? No way coiled?.
Our Oxygen Barrier PEX Tubing is sold in straight lengths as well as coils. Please see the link below.
Date published: 2018-03-18
do the sharkbite ball valves and fittings have an oxygen barrier? can they be installed in a hot water heating system-no glycol in heating system
Metal does not allow oxygen to bypass it. It does not need to be oxygen barrier.
You can use our brass fitting in radiant heating systems.
Date published: 2018-02-17
How much can I bend the 1/2 inch pipe
You can find a complete guide to PEX installation (including Bend Radius - Page 11) by following this link: http://www.sharkbite.com/sharkbite/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/SB_PEX_Install_Instructions_2017_FINAL_WEB.pdf
Date published: 2017-10-26
Is Apollo pex the same as sharkbite pex
It depends on what type of PEX they have. You should reach out to our customer service team at your convenience. You can contact them by phone at 1-877-700-4242 from 8 am - 6 pm est Monday through Friday or by e-mail at email@example.com.
If you are able to read the codes/standards on the side of the Apollo PEX, we can tell you the difference between ours and theirs.
Date published: 2017-09-12
Can it be used for whirlpool bathtub fittings
As long as your system meets the requirements for our products, you can use them. If your system does not, we would recommend not using them.
Some requirements are:
Under 200 degrees Fahrenheit
(For PEX) under 160 PSI
To learn more about our product, you can follow this link: http://www.sharkbite.com/sharkbite/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/SB_PEX_Install_Instructions_2017_FINAL_WEB.pdf
Date published: 2017-05-15
is your orange pipe ok to use on a trombone return in baseboard heat
As long as you are using the PEX tubing within it's specifications, you shouldn't have any issues no matter what system it is in.
Please see the following requirements:
Must not exceed 200 degree Fahrenheit
Must not exceed 200 PSI
Can be used with Potable Water
Can be used with Up to 100% glycol solution
Date published: 2017-03-13