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BobVilla: Rodents like to chew on P.....
Posted by: Carm
Date: August 07, 2021 12:08AM
PEX
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“ While PEX comes with convincing reasons for choosing it over copper, it also comes with a hidden downside—rodents seem to find the plastic-based tubing irresistible.”
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Posted by: cbelt3
Date: August 07, 2021 08:33AM
Sirachia infused PEX ? New feature ! Spicy Water !
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Posted by: pdq
Date: August 07, 2021 08:43AM
Oh, crap. Did not know that.
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Posted by: Acer
Date: August 07, 2021 08:50AM
Easy Solution: Run your pex lines inside conduit!
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Posted by: space-time
Date: August 07, 2021 09:31AM
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Acer
Easy Solution: Run your pex lines inside conduit!

if this is not a joke: that seems more difficult than installing copper. what am I missing?

[ok, maybe you were joking after all]
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Re: BobVilla: Rodents like to chew on P.....
Posted by: freeradical
Date: August 07, 2021 11:29AM
They like to chew on rubber too. A couple of years ago, they got into my neighbors garaged car and chewed up the wiring under the hood.
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Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: August 07, 2021 12:39PM
I just popped the hood on my driveway decoration and they had made a nest under the hood, and one was hanging out on top of the engine. Some mothballs and vinegar and that dispersed at least that one. Longer term solution is to place traps (humane but deadly) around perimeter.
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Re: BobVilla: Rodents like to chew on P.....
Posted by: testcase
Date: August 07, 2021 01:05PM
WOW! First time I've heard that. For YEARS now, RVs have used PEX for water lines and, those PEX lines are EXTREMELY difficult to reach once an RV has been completed.
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Re: BobVilla: Rodents like to chew on P.....
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: August 07, 2021 04:37PM
Oh boy, we had our whole house replumbed with PEX about 10 years ago but no issues, knock on wood. The old milk house at the farm was replumbed with PEX about 20 years ago and also no issues and believe me the mice thrive in that thing. Also a family of raccoons are living in the ceiling.

One big plus is I've seen the milk house plumbing freeze up for as long as 7 days straight without a single break, even at 5 degrees F.



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Re: BobVilla: Rodents like to chew on P.....
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: August 07, 2021 04:58PM
When I needed to replace old (built 1940) galvanized pipe in a rental I found a guy doing so for his day job at the local hospital...given most of the cost is labor I chose to replace with copper...and add shutoffs everywhere (kitchen, both bathrooms, water heater)
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Re: BobVilla: Rodents like to chew on P.....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: August 08, 2021 09:38AM
....they chew on P......enii....???



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