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Old 02-22-2021, 11:30 PM   #1
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Default Can you use blue PEX in place of red PEX

Have blue, canít find red
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Old 02-22-2021, 11:34 PM   #2
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Yes, just remember that it’s a cold line not hot.
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Old 02-22-2021, 11:36 PM   #3
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Old 02-22-2021, 11:39 PM   #4
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Old 02-22-2021, 11:42 PM   #5
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No you'll blow your toes off
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Old 02-22-2021, 11:43 PM   #6
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I’d mark it with a sharpie if you’re saying you are running 2 blue lines (hot/cold).
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Old Yesterday, 04:18 PM   #7
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If you use blue for a hot water line the water will never come out hot. You will only have 2 cold lines.
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Old Yesterday, 04:24 PM   #8
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get some red marking tape from the electrical dept and wrap the ends of the hot line
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Old Yesterday, 04:59 PM   #9
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If you use blue for a hot water line the water will never come out hot. You will only have 2 cold lines.
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I wouldn't chance it. You might really mess something up.
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I ran out of blue/red on a remote job. Had some white and some red/blue sharpies. Marked them that way. Get some tape as mentioned above.

Note that if you use white tubing you will get neither hot nor cold in either line -- just lukewarm. If you mark them, though, it's all good.
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Old Yesterday, 06:13 PM   #12
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If you use blue for a hot water line the water will never come out hot. You will only have 2 cold lines.
Just don't yellow.....I did that once and my hot water came out as fire !
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Old Yesterday, 07:18 PM   #13
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Co-worker just built a house . Every thing is white pex .
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Co-worker just built a house . Every thing is white pex .


That plumber wouldnít get paid till he fixed that!
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Old Yesterday, 09:28 PM   #15
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That plumber wouldnít get paid till he fixed that!

I need to find they find the guy that used copper on the hot and cold in my house. He owes me $$$$!
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That plumber wouldnít get paid till he fixed that!


Whatís wrong with it ?
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Either one just make sure its pointed in right direction or water won't work if backwards.....
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Old Yesterday, 09:37 PM   #18
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Whatís wrong with it ?


Thereís a reason they make red & blue, so you can identify which pipe is which later!

But I guess we dealt with that with copper for years and survived.

Still a BS move on the plumbers part
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Old Yesterday, 09:38 PM   #19
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Pex is pex !
Only color coded for differentiation.
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Old Yesterday, 09:43 PM   #20
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Whatís wrong with it ?
My house was built in 2014. They used a pex like product. It is grey or white but have had no issues. I may be wrong but if looked like it had a metal liner inside of it. Could have sworn they said it was a german product but comparable to Pex.
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Old Yesterday, 09:49 PM   #21
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Nope water want get hot because it’s blue pex only works for cold water ����
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Old Yesterday, 09:49 PM   #22
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All the same bro.
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Old Yesterday, 09:54 PM   #23
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There’s a reason they make red & blue, so you can identify which pipe is which later!

But I guess we dealt with that with copper for years and survived.

Still a BS move on the plumbers part
Why cold water is on right hot water is on left water doesn’t know what color of pipe it’s flowing in . If the plumber knows his right from his left what are you worried about?

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My house was built in 2014. They used a pex like product. It is grey or white but have had no issues. I may be wrong but if looked like it had a metal liner inside of it. Could have sworn they said it was a german product but comparable to Pex.
Fostapex (ViegaPex) most likely. Great product used mainly in ground or slab but does come in red/blue/grey. Most just use the 3/4 grey for supply line.
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Why cold water is on right hot water is on left water doesnít know what color of pipe itís flowing in . If the plumber knows his right from his left what are you worried about?
The idea that a plumber doesn't know his left from his right.
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That plumber wouldnít get paid till he fixed that!
I would think the contract would have a lot to say about that.

If the contract said red and blue would be used yes he changes if it donít say anything about the color he gets paid.
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Why cold water is on right hot water is on left water doesnít know what color of pipe itís flowing in . If the plumber knows his right from his left what are you worried about?
So, what happens when you pull both white pipes down the wall at the same time?

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Interesting subject, fair question, but all the different statements tells me life isn’t so bad in the good ol USA.
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Old Yesterday, 10:36 PM   #29
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Interesting subject, fair question, but all the different statements tells me life isnít so bad in the good ol USA.

You must be joking. If you havenít been to the PACE forum lately I guess you might not know that weíre done and life as we know it is over and thereís no return and we now live in a banana republic, 3rd world, communist country.
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Old Yesterday, 10:49 PM   #30
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Most of the white/clear pex Will have red or blue lettering on it to identify hot cold
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Old Today, 09:01 AM   #31
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My house was built in 2014. They used a pex like product. It is grey or white but have had no issues. I may be wrong but if looked like it had a metal liner inside of it. Could have sworn they said it was a german product but comparable to Pex.


I think it grey stuff is what they use to use in trailer homes .
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This is 2021, even water pipes can identify as anything they want.
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this is 2021, even water pipes can identify as anything they want.
lol
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I think it grey stuff is what they use to use in trailer homes .
Poly buetal in older mobile homes.

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Poly buetal in older mobile homes.

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That gray pipe was called Quest, right? The problem was all the water ran luke warm because it was all one color, not red and blue.
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Yup. If you are an Introvert like me.....Change it out when you can LOL
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So, what happens when you pull both white pipes down the wall at the same time?

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Where you pulling them from ?


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Won’t that cause a cosmic ripple in the solar system or something?
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Old Today, 07:59 PM   #39
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So, what happens when you pull both white pipes down the wall at the same time?

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Your right it makes it easier but white can be used for both . Itís not illegal are done wrong if you use just white. You can always write hot on one and cold on the other to know what is which are get red and white tape and put a strip of red on hot are strip of blue on the cold . We had to deal with it with copper. Because they dang sure donít make red and blue colored copper. And when I ran copper under the 100s of houses I roughed in I would run all my cold waters first and then roll out all my hot waters. But if was going to pull white pex only down the wall I would mark with a marker which one was cold and hot .
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