PEX piping is a popular choice for home construction projects due to its superior temperature resistance, chemical resistance, and longevity. It is constructed from cross-linked polyethylene which makes it more durable than CPVC pipe. PEX also requires fewer fittings than CPVC pipe which makes it easier to install. Due to its strong construction and chemical resistance properties, PEX piping has a much longer lifespan than CPVC pipes. The cross-linked polyethylene construction of PEX gives the material superior chemical resistance when compared with CPVC pipes. This means that PEX can withstand exposure to acids, alkalis, oils and other chemicals without corroding or degrading over time like some other materials would do in similar conditions. Also, PEX does not require glue or solvents to combine them like CPVC.
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