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  1. mrebay10

    mrebay10 New Member

    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..
  2. Last Plumber

    Last Plumber Plumber GSR

    I know I might be in for if here and this may just be Saturday morning tiredness but what is PE-X pipe ?
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2016
  3. Dotty

    Dotty Guest

    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
  4. Last Plumber

    Last Plumber Plumber GSR

    Oh my word !

    I can't believe you thought it said Sunday !
    Are you tired too lol
  5. Last Plumber

    Last Plumber Plumber GSR

    Last edited: Nov 19, 2016
  6. Dotty

    Dotty Guest

    Never tired. Constantly awake, me.

    Poised and waiting....
  7. Last Plumber

    Last Plumber Plumber GSR

    Like a coiled spring ?
  8. Dotty

    Dotty Guest

    Lager? White wine chaser? Girl!
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  9. Geyser

    Geyser Plumber GSR

    No it doesnt.
    Should be put in a conduit pipe so its protected and can be removed if needed.
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  10. Last Plumber

    Last Plumber Plumber GSR

    Nope, Guinness with Rum chaser !
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  11. mrebay10

    mrebay10 New Member

    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?
  12. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    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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