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Uponor: Tubing Expansion Joint Kit

September 14, 2009


The 2-inch Wirsbo hePEX™ Expansion Joint Kit offers a quick, efficient solution for commercial building closed-loop, above ground, radiant heating and cooling distribution applications that require an expansion joint for every 50 feet of tubing. The kit (part number A1982000) includes one preformed loop of 2-inch Wirsbo hePEX tubing, two 2-inch ProPEX® brass elbows, and four 2-inch ProPEX rings. According to the manufacturer, by using a tubing loop that is already preformed, contractors can quickly create an expansion joint that requires one-half the connections of an onsite construction joint and also have the reassurance of a product that provides more reliable performance. The tubing in the kit features an oxygen diffusion barrier layer, which is recommended for closed-loop radiant heating and cooling systems. The kit also features the durability of ProPEX fittings and provides strong, durable connections that can withstand up to 1,000 pounds of pull force.

Uponor, 5925 W. 148th St., Apple Valley, MN 55124; 800-321-4739; 952-891-2008 (fax); www.uponor-usa.com