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SharkBite 1/2 in. x 500 ft. Red PEX Pipe

SharkBite PEX is a cross-linked polyethylene tubing best suited for potable water supply application. PEX Pipe is durable, flexible and corrosion resistant. SharkBite PEX features a repeating SharkBite imprint pattern that provides a visual aid to help you determine whether the tube has been fully inserted when using the SharkBite push-fit fitting range. In addition to Potable Water Supply SharkBite PEX meets UL Standard for Plastic Piping in Fire Systems.
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does the shark bite pex pipe 500 ft. model #U860R500 have oxygen barrier and can it be used in a slab?

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January 8, 2013
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January 9, 2013
No, model #U860R500 does not. For the oxygen barrier PEX use this following link:

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-202033044/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=oxygen+barrier&storeId=10051#.UO2BMW_AeSo
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COLOR AND TEMPERATURE VARIATIONS

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Shiloh
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September 17, 2013
my plumber inspector said my pex I bought at home depot was only rated to 100 degrees so the hot water tubing needs torn out and replaced. I've read regardless of color used it can be used for hot or cold pipes. Does Home Depot sell pex only rated to 100 degrees?
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September 18, 2013
SharkBite PEX is rated for the following:
160 PSI @ 73.4 F
100 PSI @ 180 F
80 PSI @ 200 F

The red, white, and blue PEX are the same pipe (except for color) and are rated for the same temperatures. In addition, SharkBite PEX has the following approvals:

ASTM F877-2011a, CSA B137.5-2009, and NSF/ANSI 65.

Your inspector should have no reason to not approve the PEX. If you look on your PEX piping, it will have the temperature and pressure ratings roll-marked down the pipe.
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