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    Default PEX?

    Is this allowed?
    Metal strapping wrapped around PEX supply line then nailed to floor joist

    I was thinking this was not allowed but did not find anything in the IRC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Cantrell View Post
    Is this allowed?
    Metal strapping wrapped around PEX supply line then nailed to floor joist

    I was thinking this was not allowed but did not find anything in the IRC
    I do not know of any PEX manufacturer that allows metal strapping. They all make their own clips/holders to hold the PEX. The strap will cut into the PEX over time as the pipe moves, expands and contracts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Cantrell View Post
    I was thinking this was not allowed but did not find anything in the IRC
    Probably not addressed in the IRC. That would be in the manufacturer's installation instructions.

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    Default Re: PEX?

    That stuff is impressive. Strong, durable and tough. It can withstand an amazing amout of pressure. I doubt steel perf tape would hurt it, but logic dictates it's not a good idea.


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    Garry,
    Not so much an issue of cutting through, but an issue of wearing through as PEX flexes over time from expansion, contraction and vibrations.


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