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Old 11-06-2010, 08:36 AM   #1
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Pex behind the stove

I re-plumbed my 1966 safari with pex and am now wondering if I should insulate or isolate the pex that lies behind the stove area. Any thoughts or suggestions? I can't believe it's almost completed.

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Old 11-06-2010, 08:51 AM   #2
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How much clearance?

We did the same job with our 1966 22' Safari, and we didn't insulate the PEX or isolate it any more than the original tubing. If I remember correctly, the water lines we took out of that area were rubber tubing--probably less heat-resistant than the PEX. Also, there is some distance between the back of the stove and the area where the water lines run.

We'll see how this works. Have only used the stove a couple of times since the water system rebuild, and the oven only for some quick batches of toast.

Glad to find another '66 Safari owner on the forums!

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Old 11-06-2010, 11:18 AM   #3
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Pex is rated at 200F, so I don't think that there is any problem behind the stove.

I'm planning to replace the polybutylene plumbing in my '94 Sovereign with pex, I do plan to insulate the hot water lines, and also use the foam insulation in areas where the tubing may rub against stuff.
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