BPEX or PBEX JG Pipe

Discussion in 'Plumbers' Talk' started by How?, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. How?

    How? New Member

    What's the difference?
     
  2. Captain Leaky

    Captain Leaky New Member

  3. How?

    How? New Member

    Hey Cap'n,

    I found that before posting, but what is the differencee?

    Regards,
     
  4. HOTDOG ø

    HOTDOG ø Active Member

    None of any significance.
     
  5. How?

    How? New Member

    Apparently not.
     
  6. Captain Leaky

    Captain Leaky New Member

    It does not make any difference as far as I am aware.
     
  7. Princess Xena

    Princess Xena New Member

    Maybe an email to JG direct will shed some light on this?



    Gota be some diff, or why make both with diff names etc?
     
  8. paaulyb

    paaulyb New Member

    After some research, I think the answer is in the way the molecules are bonded together, and additives for protection against chlorine attack. The pipe materials themselves are of the same type and classification.

    www.flowguardgold.com/PresentationsAndPublications/notAllTheSame.pdf

    http://www.phcnews.com/march07/pex.php
     
  9. How?

    How? New Member

    Reply from JG arrived.

    Quote: Speedfit make two pipes for plumbing they are BPEX which is cross linked polyethylene with a barrier.

    The other is BPB which is polybutylene with a barrier. Both pipes are approved under British Standards and WRc to the same temps and pressures. The only difference between the two is that the BPB is more flexable
     

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