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PEX automatic watering systems???

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

  1. Here4AGoodTime

    Here4AGoodTime Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    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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