Despite the recent repeal of crosslinked polyethylene (PEX) tubing from the California Plumbing Code, homebuilders, plumbing contractors and consumers should be heartened to know thatUponorwill continue its efforts to fully reinstate PEX in the code.
Following the 45-day comment period, which ended July 19, the California Building Standards Commission (CBSC) is evaluating a revised Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and will presumably put PEX back on the path to reinstatement into the state plumbing code.
“We are committed to giving Californians the right to choose the plumbing product that is best for them and their applications,” saysRich Houle, associate product manager, Uponor Commercial Plumbing. “We are confident our efforts, coupled with those of the CBSC and the Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association, will restore PEX to the state code in the near future.”
For the full press release,read here.
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