I have used both brass and black plastic
and I am more fond of the plastic ones...
They are cheaper of course, but for some reason
I seem to have better luck with them....
I personally use only the black palstic ones..
I even had a whle system freeze up on me last year
and did not have a single break in the fittings,
the copper pipes broke first and saved the whole system
you can use which ever you feel is best for your house
if you want to spend a little more its no big deal.
Thank you for these very insightful comments- very helpful!!
Do you recommend using a copper transitional stub out from the Pex like this for hooking into sink faucets:
http://www.pexsupply.com/Categories....D=421&brandid= YES THESE WORK VERY WELL INDEED..I got a dozen laying around.
and they are very user freindly in 1/2 inch....
or should I use something like this for sinks:
http://www.pexsupply.com/Categories....D=483&brandid= NO WAY.....that looks like junk....
and this for toilets:
http://www.pexsupply.com/Categories....D=424&brandid= YES I USE THESE FOR EVERYTHING
they work great.... even for the lavs too....
you can put a pex elbow in the wall if you want to then put those stops on