PEX automatic watering systems???

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Here4AGoodTime, Jan 6, 2016.

  1. Here4AGoodTime

    Here4AGoodTime Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 16, 2015
    North Alabama
    Anyone had luck using PEX to rig watering systems? I want to use PEX in lieu of PVC as PEX will not rupture when frozen. I'm particularly interested in seeing how nipples/cups are fixed into the pipe. Thanks!

    Of could I wouldn't intentionally let my water freeze, but in the event of a power outage, heat bulb burnout, etc, I want to avoid the potential flooding problems before they happen.
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Should work, experiment on a scrap with drilling hole then threading nipple/cup in.
    Never actually worked with pex before, it's softer than pvc?
    With pvc you'd want to cut the threads with a NPT tap or use 1/8" NPT fittings(can you buy pex fittings?).

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