All Water Armor® plumbing products are engineered, forged, and machined right here in the USA, to the highest American standards. They are the ‘perfect fit’ for your plumbing needs and can be used for both commercial and residential plumbing solutions. Water Armor® plumbing components are manufactured with ECO BRONZE® C69300, a lead-free* alloy. The fittings resist corrosion, mineral buildup, rust, and freeze damage. They are suitable for new or retrofit construction, and for hot or cold water distribution. Certified for use in potable water applications.
* This product complies with 0.25% weighted average lead content on wetted surfaces in accordance with Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) / Federal Public Law No. 111-380.
PEX History and Advantages
Crosslink polyethylene was discovered about 50 years ago and since then it has been used in many applications including piping material used in the plumbing industry. We know this as PEX (PE: polyethylene X: Cross-linking). Manufacturing this plastic involves irreversibly linking together the molecules, making it stable at various temperatures and pressures. PEX properties allow for high impact strength, abrasion resistance, crack resistance and enables flexiblity through wide temperature variations.
What does this mean for our homes? It means we can use this flexible piping solution to easily retrofit or install new plumbing throughout our homes. These PEX pipes pair with a variety of plumbing connections to ensure all distribution needs are met. The PEX system fittings are mechanical which makes installation quick and easy, therefore reducing labor costs. PEX is changing the ease of plumbing installation across the country and our Water Armor PEX fittings are helping to make that happen.
Basic Fitting Types for Connecting PEX Plumbing Pipe
Pex Crimp Fittings, PEX Compression Fittings, Push-Fit PEX Fitting, Expansion Fittings and Press Fittings.