Westside Wholesale is happy to present a product line of PEX tubing, stocked in numerous variations. The PEX tubing we offer to purchase in our online store is represented by Uponor reputable brand.
Uponor is also known as Wirsbo the former name of the brand. It is a leading supplier and manufacturer of cooling/heating, plumbing, and fire safety high quality systems for commercial and residential applications. The systems feature the most dependable and flexing tubing existing known as PEX-tubing.
We stock numerous variations of PEX tubing, in different colors and with different characteristics and specifications. The dimensions of tubing such as its inner and outer diameters, weight and other important characteristics are given in the specifications section provided to each item sold at Westside Wholesale.
The heating/cooling and plumbing tubing is suitable to be used in hydronic heating applications for cold and cold domestic water distribution, fire safety and radiant heating as well. It can be used in case the system doesn’t contain any ferrous corrodible components or when these components are securely isolated from the tubing.
For those clients who are in search of quality combined with affordable pricing nothing can be compared with Uponor Wirsbo PEX tubing products. This special PEX technology that is used in the tubing makes it one of the really strong tubing systems of global market. This product is going to be tested by time of convenient effective use to prove its exceptional quality.
Uponor Wirsbo Multi-Layer Composite Tubing 500 Ft Coil (PEX-a) - Radiant Heating & Cooling, 3/4"
Uponor Wirsbo AquaPEX Red Tubing 500 Ft Coil (PEX-a) - Plumbing, 1"
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Pex tubing is a functional, flexible and environmentally friendly type of tubing that is widely used in domestic water systems and radiant heating systems. These tubing systems are ones of the most long lasting systems that is ensured by unique sturdiness and durability of the material. This tubing offers extra corrosion, chemical, heat and freeze resistance that guarantees purity of potable water. In addition, incomparable elasticity, flexibility and easy of installation makes these tubing suited and ideal for a great number of plumbing systems that are used for household and commercial applications.
Pex tubing differs by color, diameter and length, but its principal discrepancy is in external polymer coating types that are oxygen-barrier and non-barrier tubing.
Oxygen barrier that is called ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH) and covers the first tubing type is an external polymer coating prone to diffusion of oxygen. This type of tubing is used only for hydronic heating systems and radiant heating applications that have cast iron or ferrous components present. The added barrier prevents oxygen that is always present in water from leaving the tubing and therefore, protects the metal parts from rust. All oxygen barrier tubing should meet requirements of DIN 4726 standard that is established by German Institute for Standardization. This standard along with the tubing type is commonly imprinted on the tubing itself. Color of tubing usually does not allow the customer to determine the type of the tubing that is considered. At the same time, there is a reliable method that makes possible to determine the type that is to analyze any of two tubes under a source of light. Oxygen barrier pex tubing will be the one with shiny surface.
Non-barrier tubing is used for plumbing household water systems that are designed for hot and cold water applications and are usually available in blue and red colors. In addition, it is an ideal solution for potable water supply, chlorinated hot water distribution and radiant heating systems that don’t contain any metal parts. Oxygen molecules will be present in water supply system, but in this case there is no need to detain them. Oxygen barrier and non-barrier tubing are usually produced from different compounds (raw materials) and have different properties that are essential for certain applications. Thus non-barrier tubing has better chemical and pressure resistance properties while oxygen-barrier systems are more flexible and have advanced heat and freeze resistance features.
Regardless of the application, pex tubing should be used because it will ensure significant savings due to its much lower production, shipping, handling and installation cost. Not only that, pex tubing will allow users to save on its maintenance, repair and energy consumption during its many decades of its operation.