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PEX 101: Everything You Need to Know About Flexible Plastic Piping

PEX 101: Everything You Need to Know About Flexible Plastic Piping

Industry expert explains the three methods for manufacturing PEX. With PEX-a, cross-linking reaches approximately 85 percent, highest degree of all PEX types. The degree of cross-linking for PEX-b is about 65 to 70 percent. This method is not as evenly cross-linked, nor does it have the same degree of thermal memory. The PEX-c method requires multiple passes under an electronic beam to reach a 70 to 75 percent degree of cross-linking. Side effects are discoloration and a slightly stiffer product. plumbermag.com/featured


Overheard Online

“When you try to be everything to everyone, you are going to get yourself into trouble. Managing your business, your schedule and your team becomes harder when you just hang a shingle as a “plumber” and take every job that comes your way. Learning to say “no” to a potential customer might be the best thing for your business.”

WHAT MAKES YOUR PLUMBING BUSINESS UNIQUE? plumbermag.com/featured


THE NEED FOR SOFT SKILLS: Today’s plumbing employees require more than technical training to succeed

Sam Dowdy Sr. of S & D Plumbing says it’s important to teach young people how to present themselves. “Kids aren’t being taught that like they were in my generation. It’s a problem, but it’s also an opportunity for us to refresh our memory on what it’s like to be a mentor … what it’s like to take care of kids and teach them the soft skills.” plumbermag.com/featured



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