Is PEX and Wirsbo the same?

This is a question we receive frequently at and the short answer is that Wirsbo IS PEX! PEX is slang for “Crosslinked Polyethylene”, a popular type of plastic material used for plumbing and heating pipes all over the world. Wirsbo is simply one of many brand names of PEX in the marketplace.

What type of PEX is Wirsbo?

crosslinked polyethylene
Wirsbo hePEX is crosslinked polyethylene (PEX-a) pipe that features a patent-pending oxygen-barrier coating technology that makes it ideal for closed-loop hydronic heating and cooling applications. Wirsbo hePEX can be used for hydronic distribution piping as well as potable-plumbing systems.

Will sharkbite fittings work on Wirsbo?

I have successfully used those sharkbite fittings on Wirsbo Pro PEX. It was an odd blind corner that I couldn’t get the tool into to do a 90 degree fitting. Worked like a charm with the sharkbite fitting.

When did Wirsbo become Uponor?

The Wirsbo name will disappear starting in 2006, as parent company Uponor has launched a worldwide branding initiative to consolidate all of its businesses under the Uponor brand.

Is Uponor better than PEX?

There are three different types of PEX tubing: PEX-a, PEX-b, and PEX-c. Uponor manufactures PEX-a tubing is considered the superior type of PEX in the industry because the crosslinking is done during the manufacturing process when polyethylene is in its amorphic state (above the crystalline melting point).

Who makes wirsbo?

the Uponor Group
Acquired by the Uponor Group in 1988, Wirsbo is part of an esteemed group of companies considered to be the most innovative plastic pipe manufacturers in the world. With more than 2 billion feet in service, Wirsbo PEX tubing provides efficiency, durability and a proven long life.

Can you use shark bites on Uponor PEX?

Can I use sharkbite on Uponor PEX? If your supplier is selling Sharkbite fittings, all sharkbite fittings will work on all three types of Pex.

What’s the difference between wirsbo and Pex?

Configuration. Wirsbo (PEX A) has the same type of configuration with the PEX B and PEX C.

  • Flexibility. Wirsbo Brand affords you more expansion and flexibility.
  • Fixing a Kink.
  • Strength.
  • Working Temperature Conditions.
  • Leaching Chemicals.
  • Conclusion.
  • Is there a way to identify PEX pipe?

    There are two simple methods for identifying PEX pipe: Check the label. If you look closely at the pipe, you will see information printed on the side. PEX-A will clearly say PEX-A, while PEX-B will say — you guessed it — PEX-B. Easy peasy. The second way is to identify the style of fittings.

    What do you need to know about PEX pipe?

    ½ — residential

  • ⅝— small commercial and industrial
  • ¾ — large commercial,industrial,and snow melt
  • What is the difference between PEX pipe and PVC pipe?

    – Long life. PVC has a predicted lifespan of 50-70 years or more, compared with 40-50 years for PEX. – Outdoor safety. PVC is fine to use outdoors, even above ground – you just need to cover the exterior of PVC piping with a coat of water-based paint. – Eco-friendliness. Unlike PEX, old PVC piping is accepted for recycling once its useful life is done.