Plumbing and water control systems company SharkBite Plumbing Solutions says its new push-to-connect plumbing system increases efficiency and minimizes installation errors for builders.
Designed as a PEX pipe system for new construction, the EvoPEX plumbing system extends beyond the traditional pipe-and-fitting solutions, the manufacturer says. Instead, it includes fittings, PEX pipe, outlet boxes, valves, and other accessories needed to install a complete plumbing system from meter to fixture.
“We wanted to address the specific needs of [the new-construction] market and create a system that not only saves time during the installation process but also helps prevent installation errors that create potential leaks and callbacks,” 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, a high-performance polymer, and features a green indicator so plumbers will know the fitting is properly connected. “The green indicator allows for peace of mind,” Long says. “It provides assurance that the pipe seal has been permanently engaged and the connection is sound.”
Moreover, plumbers, installers, and building professionals are able to plumb without needing special tools, soldering, crimping, or glue.