PEX is a flexible, durable and high-quality material, but it still faces skepticism from critics who are stuck using other materials like CPVC and copper. Check out this video of Eric Aune of Mechanical Hub and Aaron Stotko talking at the Uponor booth at AHR 2016 to learn more about the exciting world of Uponor PEX for commercial applications.


So now that I’ve got your attention. Let’s set the record straight.


Myth: PEX is only for residential applications.
Fact: Building owners, engineers and contractors are rapidly turning to Uponor PEX for commercial applications because of Uponor’s industry-first 2½" and 3" size offerings.


Myth: PEX isn’t safe for plumbing systems.
Fact: Uponor AquaPEX® tubing for potable (drinking) water is held to the highest testing, codes, listings and standards in the plumbing industry.


Myth: PEX is complicated to install.
Fact: An Uponor PEX installation is easier and less stressful for plumbers because it’s flexible, requires fewer fittings and no messy glue or hot work.


Myth: PEX pipes will freeze in the winter.
Fact: Rigid copper and CPVC pipes will crack and leak, but Uponor PEX can expand up to three times the pipe’s outside diameter, making it the most freeze-resistant pipe on the market.


Myth: PEX pipes will leak easily.
Fact: Leaks are not a concern with an Uponor PEX Plumbing System when the system is properly installed with ProPEX® expansion fittings. Uponor PEX tubing has withstood the most extensive tests in the industry for more than 40 years and ProPEX fittings are the only PEX fitting system that actually gets stronger over time.


Myth: PEX pipes are not sustainable.
Fact: Studies have shown—and webinars have discussed—the fact that PEX systems are actually more sustainable than copper and CPVC systems.


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