PEX-PIPE For pipe replacement in condo building?

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by tcmalibu, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. tcmalibu

    tcmalibu New Member

    Jul 29, 2008
    Malibu and Folsom CA.
    I am on the homeowners board for a condo association in Southern Calif. and we are looking at replacing 35 year old steel plumbing. we have 2 main towers, 3 stories tall with 40 units in each.
    The question is, would PEX-PIPE be a good solution to re-piping these buildings? Does CA. plumbing code allow for this type of installation?

    Obviously, going with copper will cost a bundle and we are looking for alternatives?

    Any help or light someone can shed on this will be greatly appreciated!

  2. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

    Aug 31, 2004
    San Diego
    The 2007 California Plumbing code allows PEX, but a lot of cities DO NOT adopt that particular provision. You would have to check locally. Any plumber in your area would know. I assume anyone you looked to for a bid could quote you for any material which is allowed.
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  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona

    You will have a permit and inspections so all you have to do is ask at the building department if PEX is permitted.
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