Underground pipe carries your valuable heat from your underground pipe to your home and other buildings. There is considerable technology in this pipe - One thing we make sure of is that the PEX tubing inside the insulated pipe is a CONTINUOUS RUN. There are no splices in the PEX in the underground pipe.
This is crucial because a splice would be the point of greatest risk of a failure in the PEX.
Also, since the underground pipe must be waterproof, it is extremely difficult to splice the outer casing. We use only the highest quality outer casing, which is white on the outside.
>>> If you are considering new underground pipe, do NOT buy black!
Black underground pipe is made of drain tile, and drain tile is not manufactured to be waterproof.
Why is this a problem? If water leaks into your underground pipe, then it will suck a lot of heat out of your underground pipe. Some customers report that their boiler water is 180 degrees leaving the boiler going into the underground pipe, but when it arrives in the house, they have already lost 40 degrees! This is an enormous waste of wood and money! (And time to cut, split, and stack all that extra wood!)
Again, do NOT buy underground pipe that is black.
And never splice the underground pipe!
If you have no choice but to splice, then just call us for detailed instructions on how to do this - it is not intuitive, but we can simplify it for you.
This way, we can help you save THOUSANDS on your heating bills for decades to come!
Call our office Monday-Friday 9am - 8pm ESTat (231) 221-0104.
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