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Old 06-06-2010, 01:47 PM   #1
Mar 2010
East Taunton, MA
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Anyone use PEX to make their MT manifold?? It's rated for 200* which should be fine, but I'm just wondering what the pro/cons are...

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Old 06-06-2010, 02:10 PM   #2
Jun 2009
Lopez Island, WA
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When I get around to redoing mine, I'm planning on using PEX.
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Old 06-06-2010, 03:53 PM   #3
Oct 2008
Reno, NV
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I tried and it was a pain in the butt to work with. (I was trying to keep it dryfitted for ease of cleaning.) I started a thread on it here:

In the end I went with a 1/2" copper tubing manifold. It wasn't that more expensive and is bombproof.
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Old 06-06-2010, 04:35 PM   #4
Jul 2007
Albany, NY
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I use a pex manifold, but I use the expanded type fittings (pex-a) because my dad has the tool. Works really well. The trick to cutting slots is to have a really sharp blade.
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:32 PM   #5
Jan 2012
Canyon Lake, CA
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I used pex in my MT, I drilled 100's of 1/16 inch holes. I just set the depth on my drill press and went to town. Flows great.

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Old 02-23-2012, 05:35 PM   #6
Jan 2012
Plum, Pennsylvania
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I made one.. flowed like crap. i drilled holes instead of slits... go with slits. i got about 78% efficiency. easy to build.
I did a combo of pex crimp fittings and ss hose clamps so i could still take it apart partially to clean it if need be

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Old 02-23-2012, 06:23 PM   #7
Feb 2010
tallahassee, Fl
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I used pex for both my 5 and 10 gallon MLT, wasn't hard to put together. Made them both together in about an hour and a half with a pipe cutter and a Dremel to cut slits in it. I love it, dry fitted it for ease of cleaning and haven't had any problems.

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