RED PEX PIPE (Coils)

RED PEX PIPE (Coils) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 16.
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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 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 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 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 Good quality I like this stuff better than some other companies I purchased.
Date published: 2012-12-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not as malleable as other brands This brand is stiffer than other brands, which makes installation slower.
Date published: 2012-10-20
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Questions

What is the ID of 1/2 pex compared to 1/2 copper?

Asked by: Ed F
Good afternoon, PEX is manufactured to Copper Tube Size (CTS). Copper and PEX should have the same ID. There is, of course, a small tolerance level for wall thickness but it's not going to be anything over 1/4 inch difference.
Answered by: SharkBite_KM
Date published: 2017-01-21

What is oxygen barrier pipe 

Asked by: Sean og
Good morning, Oxygen Barrier is a type of PEX pipe that prevents oxygen to penetrate it and allow extra oxygen to get into the line. This is required for my Radiant heating systems as they tend to have ferrous components that will become corroded by these oxygen particles.
Answered by: SharkBite_KM
Date published: 2016-12-09

Does 3/4" & 1/2" PEX tubing need support between the joist when run across the top of the ceiling joist on 2' centers in the attic ? I will be replacing copper hot water pipe with PEX tubing or the straight lengths, what will work best ? Thanks

Asked by: Marvin
Good morning, All requirements and installation information can be found by following this link: http://www.sharkbite.com/sharkbite/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/SB_PEX-INSTALLATION-INSTRUCTIONS.pdf You should support our PEX every 32 inches (Pg 10) All our PEX Piping (no matter which color) can withstand the following temperatures based on the PSI of the system (Pg 11): 160psi @ 73.4°F (23°C) 100psi @ 180°F (80°C) 80psi @ 200°F (93°C)
Answered by: SharkBite_KM
Date published: 2016-10-23

can I use expander pex on sharkbite adapters?

Asked by: mcardinal
Good morning, As long as the PEX you are using meets ASTM F-876 or CSA 137.5, you can use our Push-To-Connect Fittings. Our Barb fittings should not be used with this type of tubing.
Answered by: SharkBite_KM
Date published: 2016-09-14

What are the temperature limits on your flexible coil tubing

Asked by: Rootsman
Good morning, Our temperature for the PEX tubing is based off PSI pressure. Max Temperature is 200 degrees Fahrenheit while at 80 PSI and Max PSI is 160 PSI while at 73.4 degrees Fahrenheit. You can find the information below as well as on our PEX Installation Guide PDF (link: http://www.sharkbite.com/sharkbite/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/SHARKBITE-PEX-INSTALLATION-INSTRUCTIONS.pdf): 160psi @ 73.4°F (23°C) 100psi @ 180°F (80°C) 80psi @ 200°F (93°C)
Answered by: SharkBite_KM
Date published: 2016-08-29

Can I use Great Stuff Fireblock foam to seal around the Shark-bite PEX tubing  where it penetrates through floors and walls?

Asked by: Jim6886
Good morning Jim, Yes. Great Stuff Fireblock is considered Polyurethane expanding foam and is good to use with our PEX. You can see a complete list below for future reference: The following types of products are compatible for external contact on PEX tubing for use when sealing between PEX tubing and slab penetration protection devices. • Latex caulk • Latex foam • Silicone sealant • Polyurethane expanding foam Note: Do Not Use petroleum-based sealants on PEX tubing.
Answered by: SharkBite_KM
Date published: 2016-09-20

Hello, the plumber installed both red and orange 1/2 in pex pipe, The code on the red pipe is ASTM F1807 ASSE 1061. 160 PSI.  This is for hydronic baseboard heating in NYC. Is this pex tube classified as oxygen barrier or just potable water?

Asked by: Donna
Greetings Donna, All our PEX can withstand the same temperature to pressure ratio and up to 100% glycol solution. Below we will provide information about our tubing and you can make a decision on your installation. Our Red, White, and Blue PEX is considered PEX-b. The chemical make up of this product is for potable water applications, but can be used in hydronic heating systems that do not require oxygen barrier tubing. Our Orange PEX is considered PEX-c. This has oxygen barrier and is intended for use in hydronic heating systems. If your system calls for oxygen barrier, you'll need to use the orange PEX.
Answered by: SharkBite_KM
Date published: 2016-03-29

What color 1/2 pex pipe can be used for heat

Asked by: Cjferrari
Greetings Cjferrari, All our PEX Tubing can be used for heat. They all withstand the same temperature and pressure (See Page 11: http://www.sharkbite.com/sharkbite/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/SHARKBITE-PEX-INSTALLATION-INSTRUCTIONS.pdf). For Potable applications, you should use Red, White or Blue. For Baseboard heating, it is recommended to use Orange
Answered by: SharkBite_KM
Date published: 2016-01-12
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