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For the Media: First PEX Manufacturer to Offer 3" Tubing for Commercial Plumbing

Uponor First PEX Manufacturer to Offer 3" Tubing for Commercial Potable Plumbing Applications

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Commercial plumbers now have an alternative to rigid pipe products when it comes to potable plumbing systems. Uponor, the manufacturer and provider of PEX-based plumbing, fire sprinkler and radiant floor heating and cooling systems, is the first PEX manufacturer to offer 3" tubing for commercial plumbing applications. The new 3" tubing offers all the features that plumbing professionals have come to rely on in an Uponor AquaPEX® product — flexibility, durability, corrosion-resistance, proven history and a 25-year limited warranty — making it an ideal complement to the current tubing offering, ranging from ¼" to 2".

“Our goal at Uponor is to effectively anticipate and meet the changing needs of the building marketplace,” says Jayson Drake, senior product manager, Plumbing and Fire Safety at Uponor. “Now, by being the first to offer 3" PEX, plumbing professionals don’t have to switch products when installing potable systems for both small-dimension and large-dimension applications. With Uponor AquaPEX, one product does it all.”

For connections, the 3" tubing uses Uponor’s proven WIPEX™ dezincification-resistant (DZR) brass fittings. WIPEX fittings require the use of a simple, inexpensive chamfering tool, a pair of WIPEX Sleeve Pliers and a wrench to create solid, strong connections in a matter of minutes. Also, because they are a cold-joint fitting, they require no curing time.

Uponor’s 3" AquaPEX tubing is available in 100-foot and 350-foot coils as well as 20-foot straight lengths — with custom-cut lengths also available to meet any application need.

Uponor, Inc. is a leading supplier of plumbing, fire safety and radiant heating and cooling systems for the residential and commercial building markets in the United States. Uponor, Inc. employs 380 people at its North American headquarters in Apple Valley, Minn. For more information, visit or call (800) 321-4739.

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Uponor, AquaPEX and WIPEX are trademarks or registered trademarks of Uponor Corporation and Uponor, Inc.


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Uponor AquaPEX® tubing is now available in 3" for commercial potable plumbing applications.

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