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Old 08/12/2019, 01:52 PM   #1
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Ipex flex pvc

Has anyone ever used this for plumbing? Is it reed safe?


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Old 08/12/2019, 07:00 PM   #2
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Has anyone ever used this for plumbing? Is it reed safe?
Some may use plasticizers that may have slight toxicity "concerns"...

Its likely totally fine but best to use spaflex or similar intended for potable water contact that also is sized properly for use with rigid pvc fittings...
Im not 100% sure that nonmetallic conduit can fit into normal pvc fittings...Usually it slips over a conduit fitting barb common with electrical fittings


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Old 08/13/2019, 03:45 PM   #3
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Thanks mcgyvr. I picked up the spaflex today. Never knew where to get them from. Pool supplies! They are so much more money than the rigid pvc but I like the flexibility, especially for the return pump. Helps absorb vibrations.


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Old 08/14/2019, 09:05 AM   #4
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I tried the spaflex and found it to still be a little too rigid which caused the return pump to not sit flush with the bottom because of the memory in the tubing. I switched to silicone tubing which is very flexible, doesn't kink as easily as nylon or spaflex tubing and when rolled out stays virtually flat with no memory. The pump now sits flush after installing the silicone tubing.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


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Old 08/16/2019, 01:12 PM   #5
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I tried the spaflex and found it to still be a little too rigid which caused the return pump to not sit flush with the bottom because of the memory in the tubing. I switched to silicone tubing which is very flexible, doesn't kink as easily as nylon or spaflex tubing and when rolled out stays virtually flat with no memory. The pump now sits flush after installing the silicone tubing.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Thanks for this idea. I may use this at the pump level and somehow connect to the spa flex.


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Old 09/07/2019, 07:49 PM   #6
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Happy how easy it is to use soft plumbing. I like how this turned out.


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