RED PEX PIPE (Coils)

RED PEX PIPE (Coils) is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 23.
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Information

SharkBite PEX tubing is a cross-linked polyethylene pipe for a range of residential and commercial plumbing applications. This pipe is approved for all potable water systems and is also available in white and blue colors. SharkBite PEX is approved for crimp, clamp or push-to-connect plumbing systems. The pipe comes with a repeating SharkBite imprinted pattern which serves as a visual aid to determine if the tube has been inserted correctly into SharkBite Push-to-Connect fittings. This feature only works if the tubing is cut between the SharkBite imprint pattern.

Approvals

ASTM F877-2011a and CSA B137.5-2009

NSF/ANSI 65

SizesPart #
3/8" 100' Coil
U855R100
1/2" 25' Coil
U860R25
1/2" 50' Coil
U860R50
1/2" 100' Coil
U860R100
1/2" 300' Coil
U860R300
1/2" 500' Coil
U860R500
1/2" 1000' Coil
U860R1000
3/4" 25' Coil
U870R25
3/4" 50' Coil
U870R50
3/4" 100' Coil
U870R100
3/4" 300' Coil
U870R300
3/4" 500' Coil
U870R500
1" 100' Coil
U880R100
1" 300' Coil
U880R300
1" 500' Coil
U880R500

Reviews

Rated 1 out of 5 by from CAUTION: very brittle Sharkbite tubing is brittle and will break off (snap off) if flexed beyond it's (minimal) elastic limit. I used Sharkbite tubing purchased from HD for potable water in a new house on a concrete slab foundation. The Sharkbite tubing broke off (snapped off like a dry twig) flush with the concrete slab, even though it was properly shielded (per code) within a 3/4 flex conduit in the area where it emerged from the concrete slab. I have been forced to abandon Sharkbite tubing which was carefully placed under the slab, and install other tubing in the walls, above the slab. Plumbing contractor remarked that he would not use this tubing again.
Date published: 2015-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from $27 of PEX + 2 Sharkbite Elbows ($17) saved me $950! Have previous DIY experience with copper pipes, but am a PEX convert now. Needed to run a "bypass" line due to a broken hot water pipe in the concrete subfloor. Plumber quoted me $1000 to run this bypass from one bathroom, up through the attic, and down into the wall behind the Master bathroom plumbing connection. It took me 2 hours, and these $50 in parts. PEX is great!
Date published: 2013-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just re-piped my whole house with PEX Back story: I discovered I had a slab leak on my hot water line under my bathroom and upon further investigation discovered a cold water leak under my entryway. Being in Ventura County, CA our water is hard and my tract home was made cheap. It was built 30 years ago with copper in the slab foundation. The plastic sheathing they used to isolate the copper from the concrete was super thin and subsequently eroded as the pipes expanded and contracted with temperature. This lead to major corrosion of the copper (especially in the hot water line) from the outside and the predominance of minerals in our hot water corroded the insides of the copper. I knew this would be a problem when I bought the house, as I have lived in the neighborhood for a while. Many neighbors have all had similar issues and paid big money to patch or re-pipe. My background: I am an avid DIY-er with just about every type of project. Electrical, plumbing, heating/AC, appliances, etc. I have patched and repaired many types of plumbing including copper, galvie, ABS, and PVC. I was new to PEX. What I did: I did a lot of research before making the purchase and weighed all of my options. I considered paying a plumber, doing it myself, using copper, and using PEX. I decided on PEX and wanted to do a manifold system so I can easily remodel my bathrooms in the future without turning off the whole house water supply. My house is a 1550sqft single-story house with 2 full bathrooms. I opted to replace the 1" copper line where it comes in to the garage from the shut-off valve outside and run it to the manifold location near the water heater. I split the 1" copper with a "T" and reduced it to 3/4" copper to the water heater supply and the cold-water side of the manifold. I used 3/4" SharkBite PEX stubs to feed into the manifold for a little flexibility. I ran 1/2" PEX to each fixture. I used red PEX for hot and blue PEX for cold. I wanted to reduce the amount of fitting and connectors in the system, but used 1/2" PEX to used copper stub-outs with new compression fitting valves to lead to each fixture; I didn't like the idea of the PEX sticking out of the walls. I used the stainless cinch-ring clips because the crimper is a bit smaller and fits in tighter spaces. I opted for the 100' rolls of the PEX so I could have a direct shot to each fixture without any unions along the way. The Review: PEX, though flexible, is still fairly rigid and a bit tough to uncoil, but much better than copper. With a little patience and coercion, I was able to thread it through the headers and down the walls with minimal drywall cutting. I used 90-degree angle guides to protect the bends. Using the cinch rings at the connection points was easy. It took me 53 hours of work over the span of 4 days to complete the project (drywall repair included). It would have been a bit faster, but I had to cut a hole in part of my roof to access a header above the kitchen sink. Bottom Line: I am beyond thrilled with this product and how easy it was to install. I was able to re-pipe my entire house by myself in a few days for less than $1000. The copper portion alone cost me $300, so that puts the PEX at $700.
Date published: 2014-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I can't say enough about PEX and sharkbite connectors. I apologize to all of the plumbers out th... I can't say enough about PEX and sharkbite connectors. I apologize to all of the plumbers out there for what I am about to say and I'd recommend stopping here if you'd be offended by my opinions. I feel like PEX is the current and future of plumbing water lines. The ease of using the fittings and having a fool proof hot/cold identification is amazing. Furthermore, the efficiency of heat transfer is much better with PEX over metal, per Consumers Energy Efficiency expert. I am all about two things: saving money and being efficient. This does both. I was able to pick up the piping with ZERO experience, consult the internet, consult depot and successfully replace galvanized with PEX within a day. Sure, the sharkbites are a rip off but so is hiring a plumber to sweat your pipes. I've pressure tested and had the water on for 3 months now with no apparent issues. I'll revisit this post in a year or so to give you guys an update but this is a BUY, BUY, BUY!!!! Last thing, buy or rent the $80-$100 crimper. You'll thank me later..... Good luck, my fellow amateurs.
Date published: 2017-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Per is Awesome This stuff is great. No sweating copper! Easy to work with and you can run it like Romex. Tons of fittings and much cheaper than copper.
Date published: 2012-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product,good price Sharkbite and Home Depot have teamed up to bring an excellent product to the public it was really easy to use.The only parts that leaked,they were minor leaks,were the none Sharkbite parts e.g.the pipe thread faucets and fittings.Sharkbite and Home Depot need to remind folks that when connecting the plastic pipe to Sharkbite fittings you need to chamfer the pipe with the Sharkbite tool or you will cut the o-rings in the fittings.
Date published: 2012-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best ideal ever When I used plex pipe for the first time and was amazed. For people who are not real handy men or want ease of installation, quick repairs, etc. its perfect. We had a freeze due to the polar vortex and it did not freeze or burst like pvc will. no wait for glue to dry, it's easy to add in additional water faucets, ice makers, etc. You will buy less fitting that with pvc. If you mess up its no problem it will rotate. You don't have to worry if you are hooking it up wet.i its easy to cut. The only downside it the price. it is in some case ten times higher that standard pipe and fittings. You can buy a pvc elbow for 75 cents. Sharkbite will cost almost eight, but you will used less fittings than with pvc. we had a modular home that was equipped with pex and had only one leak in 20 years 1994-2014.
Date published: 2014-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good quality I like this stuff better than some other companies I purchased.
Date published: 2012-12-11
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Questions

Is it rated for hot water

Asked by: Micheal lovelace
Hello, Yes, both our fittings and our PEX pipe is rated for hot water. For our PEX, the temperature it can operate at is going to be depending on the amount of pressure in the system. Please see below for guidelines. Minimum working temperature 33°F at 160 psi Maximum working temperature 200°F at 80 psi Maximum working pressure is 160 psi at 33° F – 70° F Best regards,
Answered by: SharkBite_BH
Date published: 2018-06-06

What tempureture can PEX withstamd? I'm wanting to use it for my boiler system of possible. Thank you!

Asked by: TamS
Hello, The max temperature our PEX can handle is going to be dependent on how much pressure is present. The absolute max temperature our PEX can handle is 200 degrees Fahrenheit as long as the pressure does not exceed 80psi. • Minimum working temperature 33°F (0.5°C) at 160 psi • Maximum working temperature 200°F (93.3°C) at 80 psi • Maximum working pressure is 160 psi at 33° F (0.5°C) – 70° F (21.1°C) Best regards,
Answered by: SharkBite_BH
Date published: 2018-05-22

Can I use inexpensive foam pipe wrap for insulation?

Asked by: Jose M
Hello, The below types of foam pipe insulation may be used with SharkBite PEX. It is important to prevent any adhesive that may be on the insulation from contacting the PEX. • Rubber Base • Polyurethane Base • Cellulose Base • Fiber Glass base • Polyethylene Base Thank you
Answered by: SharkBite118
Date published: 2018-05-16

Does Pex contain any recycled materials to aid in Green Building points?

Asked by: SteveB
Hello, Unfortunately, our PEX tubing does not contain any recycled material. Best regards,
Answered by: SharkBite_BH
Date published: 2018-04-25

Does PEX B meet ASTM-F2023 and usable in dedicated hot water recirc return line?

Asked by: Bernie P
Hello, Yes, our SharkBite potable water PEX B tubing (red, white and blue) is certified to ASTM F2023 and is suitable for continuously recirculated hot water at up to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Thank you
Answered by: SharkBite118
Date published: 2018-04-03

Is your PEX B Red & Blue 1/2" & 3/4" manufactured in the USA?

Asked by: RandyC
Hello, Yes, our SharkBite red, white and blue PEX tubing is manufactured in the USA. Thank you
Answered by: SharkBite118
Date published: 2018-02-16

Is your 1/2” red pex considered a “schedule 40 pipe”?   Trying to see if I can wrap a heat cable around my 1/2” hot water line to prevent it from freezing again.  

Asked by: Bens935
Ben - Schedule 40 most commonly refers to PVC Pipe. Our PEX Pipe is not schedule 40. Our recommendation would be to use a foam pipe insulation to insulate your piping and protect it from freezing temperatures. Thank you for your interest in our product and if you have any further questions, please contact our Customer Service Team at 1-877-700-4242 and we would be happy to assist you!
Answered by: SharkBiteCB
Date published: 2018-02-09

Can any of the tubing being used for home not water pipes

Asked by: Gar R
Hello, SharkBite PEX tubing in red, white and blue is designed for use on hot and cold potable water lines. For identification purposes some people prefer to use red for the hot lines and blue or white for the cold lines. Thank you
Answered by: SharkBite118
Date published: 2017-12-28
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