May 08, 2024

Testing Uponor AquaPEX®: Freeze Resilience with Jeff Hughes (@RisingTidePlumbing)

by Rose Reubish 

Discover the unmatched reliability of Uponor AquaPEX® in this Uponor Pipe Test video. Join Jeff Hughes from Rising Tide Plumbing as he demonstrates the durability of Uponor AquaPEX, outfitting it with a ½-inch coupling, 90-degree elbow, and Uponor ball valve, filling it with water, sealing it with a PEX cap on both ends, and setting it in freezing conditions. After four days in the freezer, Hughes inspects the pipe, revealing it to be fully intact. Hughes further elaborates on what enables Uponor’s durability and goes into how Uponor pipe is designed to withstand the harshest cold conditions.

Uponor AquaPEX stands as the premier option for installations in cold climates and areas prone to sudden midwinter freezes. Engineered to maintain the integrity of plumbing systems, Uponor PEX-a offers superior resistance in freezing conditions when compared to conventional systems. Designed to ensure durability, even in extreme cold, the cross-linked polyethylene has a shape memory, meaning that even if it expands due to frozen water, it should return to its original shape and size easily.

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