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Is PEX pipe flexible?

PEX pipe is suitable for use with hot or cold water. With the proper adapters, PEX pipe can be used with steel, copper, PVC and CPVC plumbing pipe. PEX is the most flexible plumbing pipe available. It can be bent around most corners without a coupling or fitting.

Also, are shark bite fittings reusable?

A: Yes, fittings can be reused for testing purposes, but any fitting used repeatedly for testing must not then be used in a permanent installation. Q: Can a SharkBite fitting be rotated on the pipe? A: Yes, the fitting can be rotated after assembly and will not affect the integrity of the joint.

What are the uses of PEX?

Almost all PEX used for pipe and tubing is made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE). PEX contains cross-linked bonds in the polymer structure, changing the thermoplastic to a thermoset. Cross-linking is accomplished during or after the extrusion of the tubing.
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