Wednesday, February 24, 2016

How to connect PEX to PVC for cheap

Sure, you can use a sharkbite fitting, but they're kind of a pain in the butt and they're expensive. For less than a third the cost, you can use plastic fittings that work just as well.

Here I was connecting ½" PVC to ½" PEX. The black piece is a ¾" to ½" MNPT with teflon-taped threads. You can find this piece in the PEX section of the hardware store. The white piece is a PVC coupling with one threaded and one unthreaded end, which can be found in the PVC section.