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Discuss PE-X water pipe install... at UK Plumbers Forums; Hi.. I am having my kitchen remodelled and the plumber has replaced the copper piping with PE-X piping to feed the kitchen sink water supply.. My question is..... He has ...
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    Hi.. I am having my kitchen remodelled and the plumber has replaced the copper piping with PE-X piping to feed the kitchen sink water supply..

    My question is..... He has laid the hot and cold pipes next to each other in the floor and concreted straight on top and tiled above, is this the correct way to do it? He says it is fine but I cant help think that the pipes should have been protected somehow.... Does this install meet building regs?

    Any info would be appreciated....

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    I know I might be in for if here and this may just be Saturday morning tiredness but what is PE-X pipe ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Last Plumber View Post
    I know I might be in for if here and this may just be Sunday morning tiredness but what is PE-X pipe ?
    It's the new Sharkbite stuff.

    And you're in bad form if you think this is Sunday! What were you drinking?

    SharkBite PEX Pipe: Cross-Linked Polyethylene Tubing
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    Quote Originally Posted by croppie View Post
    It's the new Sharkbite stuff.

    And you're in bad form if you think this is Sunday! What were you drinking?

    SharkBite PEX Pipe: Cross-Linked Polyethylene Tubing
    Oh my word !

    I can't believe you thought it said Sunday !
    Are you tired too lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by croppie View Post
    It's the new Sharkbite stuff.

    And you're in bad form if you think this is Sunday! What were you drinking?

    SharkBite PEX Pipe: Cross-Linked Polyethylene Tubing
    Guiness with a rum chaser !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Last Plumber View Post
    Oh my word !

    I can't believe you thought it said Sunday !
    Are you tired too lol
    Never tired. Constantly awake, me.

    Poised and waiting......
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    Quote Originally Posted by croppie View Post
    Never tired. Constantly awake, me.

    Poised and waiting......
    Like a coiled spring ?
    Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Last Plumber View Post
    Lager with a white wine chaser
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrebay10 View Post
    Hi.. I am having my kitchen remodelled and the plumber has replaced the copper piping with PE-X piping to feed the kitchen sink water supply..

    My question is..... He has laid the hot and cold pipes next to each other in the floor and concreted straight on top and tiled above, is this the correct way to do it? He says it is fine but I cant help think that the pipes should have been protected somehow.... Does this install meet building regs?

    Any info would be appreciated....
    No it doesnt.
    Should be put in a conduit pipe so its protected and can be removed if needed.
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    Nope, Guinness with Rum chaser !
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    Thank you for replying with an answer Geyser.....

    So the problem I have now is.. Do I need to get him to take up the tiles and redo with coduit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrebay10 View Post
    Thank you for replying with an answer Geyser.....

    So the problem I have now is.. Do I need to get him to take up the tiles and redo with coduit?
    two options

    lift up if you have enough tiles spare

    or leave it, will be fine but if you need to replace it in the future you will need to lift the tiles
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