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How to Use the Design Guide
Ease of Installation
Cost Effectiveness
Energy Effciency
Noise Reduction
Water Conservation
Environmentally Sound
Temperature and Pressure
Noise and Water Hammer Resistance
Resistance to Freeze Damage
Chlorine Resistance
Corrosion Resistance
Ultraviolet (UV) Resistance
Inert Material – Safe for Drinking Water
PEX Piping Dimensions and Flow Characteristics
Table 3.1 – PEX Pipe Dimensions
International Residential Code (IRC-2003)
International Plumbing Code (IPC 2003)
National Standard Plumbing Code (NSPC 2003)
Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC-2003)
(IAPMO) Guide Criteria
Cold Expansion Fittings with PEX Reinforced Rings
Cold Expansion Fittings with Metal Compression Sleeves
Metal or Plastic Insert Fittings
Copper Crimp Ring
Stainless Steel Clamp
Stainless Steel Sleeve
Push Type Fittings
Standard Specifcations for Fittings
ASSE Standard – 1061
Trunk and Branch
Remote Manifold
Consult Local Codes
Optimize Home Designs
Select Piping System Design
General Rankings of the Systems for Key Factors
Table 7.1 – General Rankings of the System Characteristics
Example Layouts
Table 7.2 – Fixture Count for each House Type
Colonial Layout
Table 7.3 – Fixture Summary for the Colonial House
Table 7.4 – Material Summary for the Colonial House
Figure 7.1 – Trunk and Branch Isometric Riser for the Colonial House
Ranch Layout
Table 7.6 – Material Summary for the Ranch House
Table 7.5 – Fixture Summary for the Ranch House
Figure 7.4 – Trunk and Branch Isometric Riser for the Ranch House
Townhouse Layout
Table 7.7 – Fixture Summary for the Townhouse
Table 7.8 – Material Summary for the Townhouse
Figure 7.7 – Trunk and Branch Isometric Riser for the Townhouse
Condominium Layout
Table 7.10 – Material Summary for the Condominium
Table 7.9 – Fixture Summary for the Condominium
Figure 7.10 – Trunk and Branch Isometric Riser for the Condominium
Performance Verifcation Laboratory Testing
Industry Technical Support
Plan Pipe Routing, Manifold, and Valve Locations
System Performance Comparison
Test System Design and Set-up
Plumbing System Pressure and Flow Test Results
Table 8.2 – Pressure and Flow Test Regime
Table 8.3 – TF Flow and Pressure Data for Each System
Wait Time for Hot Water
Test Summary
Table 8.6 – Performance Summary, 100’ Maximum Distance
Important Notice
Revision Policy
Manual Content & Use
Other Uses of Cross-Linked Polyethylene (PEX) Tubing
Tubing Identifcation
Fitting Identifcation
Applicable Standards
Limitations on PEX Use
General Installation
Bending the Tubing
Handling and Storing Tubing and Fittings
Tubing Supports:
Selection and Inspection
Support Spacing and Location
Horizontal Tubing Support Spacing
Expansion/Contraction of Tubing
Hydraulic Shock (Pressure Surge)
Manifold Plumbing Systems
Thawing PEX Tubing Systems
Friction Losses
Friction Loss and Velocity vs. Flow Rate
PEX Plumbing Tubing (CTS) (ASTM F 876/F 877)
Connection (Transition) to Other Piping Materials
Joining Procedures Utilizing Metallic or Polymer Insert Fittings
Making a Connection
Incorrect Connections
Tools and Rings
ASTM F 1960 Connections, Helpful Hints
Other Fitting Systems
Radiant Floor Heating Systems
Municipal Water Service Pipe
Snow and Ice Melt
Turf Conditioning
Fire Suppression
Articles and Reports
Manufacturers’ Information
Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI) Technical Notes
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