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All Centennial Homes Have PEX Waterlines

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Waterlines – Understand and Install

Plumbing in a manufactured home can be quite different than plumbing in a site-built home. In fact different enough that plumbers in many areas will not work on mobile homes. Why? Some plumbers don’t like to work on the new plastic waterlines. Others don’t like the fact that things such as tub faucets and drains aren’t standard. Another reason is just plain laziness — too much work to crawl under a home to get at a waterline. There is also, “You just never know what kind of plumbing mess I’ll find, so why mess with it at all?”

Today’s plumbing in manufactured homes can be described as ‘on the cutting-edge of technology.’ Because codes for site-built houses are strict and hard to change, mobile-home manufacturers are often the first to test new technology. Thanks to mobile home manufacturers, this country is now seeing a shift towards plastic waterlines — more specifically, a shift to cross-linked polyethylene (pex).

water - understand and installWorking with plastic waterlines is very simple, easy and fast. So why would plumbers scoff at that? One reason is that in many areas, codes for site-built homes have changed very little over the years. This has given many plumbers a good reason for not wanting to learn anything new. In fact, those same plumbers probably despise the new technology; therefore, they refuse to work on mobile homes.

If your having trouble finding someone to work on your plumbing and you don’t want to attempt it yourself, try contacting a manufactured home repair company instead of a plumber.

 

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