SharkBite Plumbing Solutions, a manufacturer of plumbing and water control systems, has announced the introduction of an innovative new push-to-connect plumbing system for new construction called EvoPEX™.
Designed as a PEX pipe system, the EvoPEX plumbing system extends beyond the traditional pipe-and-fitting solutions to be inclusive of fittings, PEX pipe, outlet boxes, valves and other accessories needed to install a complete plumbing system from meter to fixture.
Plumbers, installers and building professionals are able to plumb without needing special tools, soldering, crimping or glue. As a result, efficiencies are increased and the risk of installation errors is minimized.
“Most new construction projects use PEX piping, so we wanted to address the specific needs of that market and create a system that not only saves time during the installation process, but also helps prevent install errors that create potential leaks and call backs” says Jeff Long, director of global marketing for SharkBite. “We’re excited about the launch of the EvoPEX system: it offers the plumbing trade a means for improving efficiencies beyond traditional pipe joining methods.”
The body of EvoPEX is made from Acudel high-performance polymer, a proven, reliable material for use in potable water systems.
It also features a green-colored visual indicator to ensure that the fitting is properly connected, minimizing install errors that cause potential leaks points.
“The green indicator allows for peace of mind,” says Long. “It provides assurance that the pipe seal has been permanently engaged and the connection is sound.”
The EvoPEX system comes at a time where new construction is on the rise. According to Kiplinger new U.S. housing starts will continue to grow this year at roughly the same rate as in 2016. Single-family permits grew 4.7% in December. For 2016, single-family construction rose 9.3% over the previous year and will most likely end 2017 higher than last year.
To learn more about the new EvoPEX system by SharkBite, visit www.sharkbite.com.