Your Resource for PEX Plumbing Systems
On Jan. 22, 2009, the California Building Standards Commission (CBSC) certified the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) on crosslinked polyethylene (PEX) tubing and unanimously adopted regulations approving PEX water distribution systems into the California Plumbing Code, set to take effect Aug. 1, 2009.
Now contractors and consumers finally have access to an environmentally superior product that will provide a durable solution to the state's aggressive water conditions, while meeting California’s high standards for drinking-water quality.
Conducted from October 2007 through December 2008, the EIR evaluated PEX tubing on its impact on air quality, water quality and performance, as well as PEX tubing installation, use and disposability and manufacturing processes in the areas of waste, recycling, energy consumption and natural resources.
The EIR concluded the adoption of PEX tubing into the California Plumbing Code with proposed regulations would be “an environmentally superior action with respect to public health and hazards, water quality and air quality.”
In fact, millions of feet of PEX tubing are already in service in plumbing applications throughout California, due to the fact that 180 municipalities and counties within the state have already approved the use of PEX tubing.
Uponor Lead-free Plumbing Systems
To continue our mission of supplying our professional partners with building system solutions, Uponor is also launching a complete line of lead-free brass transition fittings and valves that meet California lead-free legislation and exceed the requirements of the United States Safe Drinking Water Act. Combining these fittings and tubing with our extensive engineered plastic (EP) offering and our innovative ProPEX® Out-of-the-Wall Support System provides a complete lead-free plumbing solution from the inlet to the faucet.
Benefits of Uponor PEX-a Tubing
- Resists corrosion, pitting and scaling
- Eliminates water hammer and singing pipes
- Unique ProPEX® expansion fittings create strong, durable connections without the need for torches, glues, solvents or gauges
- Flexible, with the smallest bend radius of all PEX tubing, reducing the number of necessary fittings
- ProPEX connections cannot be dry fit; never a question if the fitting is made properly
- Highly freeze resistant
- Backed by a 25-year limited warranty when installed by an Uponor-trained plumbing professional
Codes, Standards and Listings
Hydrostatic Temperature and Pressure Ratings: ● 200°F (93.3°C) at 80 psi ● 180°F (82.2°C) at 100 psi ● 73.4°F (23°C) at 160 psi ● 120°F (48.9°C) at 130 psi (1/2", 3/4" and 1" AquaPEX® only)
Manufacturing Standards: ● ASTM F876 ● ASTM F877 ● ASTM F2023 ● ASTM F1960 ● ANSI/NSF Standard 14 ● ANSI/NSF Standard 61 ● UL 1821 ● ULC-ORD C199P ● CAN/CSA B137.5
Product Listings: ● IAPMO ● CSA ● HUD ● UL ● NSF ● ITS ● ICC
Applicable Codes: ● IPC ● UPC ● NSP ● IMC ● UMC ● NPC of Canada ● NBC of Canada
Fire-rated Assemblies for United States: ● K913 - Two-hour concrete floor/ceiling assembly ● L557 - One-hour wood frame floor/ceiling assembly ● U372 - One-hour wood frame wall assembly ● V444 - One-hour steel stud wall assembly
Fire-rated Assemblies for Canada: ● WC/FCA 120-01 - Two-hour concrete floor/ceiling assembly ● WC/FCA 120-02 - Two-hour concrete floor/ceiling assembly ● WC/FCA 60-01 - One-hour wood frame floor/ceiling assembly ● UW/WA 60-02 - One-hour wood frame wall assembly ● UW/WA 60-01 - One-hour steel stud wall assembly
Warnock Hersey Plenum Rating: ● 25 flame spread/50 smoke developed (plenum rated) to ASTM E84 ● CAN/ULC S102.2