Thanks BigZ...I sure do love those Brahmas. Keeping my fingers crossed that they are healthy but I'm seeing some signs of the MS in them. Won't know for sure till I have them tested this spring.
Nice update on the water lines Jim. You are right that the PEX has a mind of it's own making it hard to work with. We used it for the in-floor heat in the shop, house and garage and the only thing that seemed to help unroll it straight was to attach the spool to a swivel (we used a boat seat swivel) and unroll it like fishing line off a spool.
I used it in my infloor heat in the sunporch. there I used the 1/2" . we had no trouble with it at all,,
I think that how the rolls are stored before we buy them has a lot to do with the uncoiling problem.. I am thinking that if they were stored in a warm storeroom, they "set" as they are coiled..
our longest piece was only about 8 feet. now come on, really, you shouldn't have any trouble making that straight, but we fought with every piece, right down to the shortest pieces..
we bent it straight by poking it through the hole in the top of the step ladder, and bending it about every 6 inches.
it would get fairly straight, and then we could watch it try to go back to it's original curve..
I suppose some heat would have helped, but I read that a heat gun is not recommended ..