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    Default Uponor Aquapex Tubing and Ultraviolet Light

    Can this pex be installed in an attic close to an exterior wall where it gets indirect sunlight from an unsealed porch.

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    Just insulate it with armorflex and it will be fine.
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    UV rays are "line of sight" so they do not affect pipes which are in "indirect sunlight".
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    Thanks - good idea.

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    I did a little research and it seems like UV rays can be reflected - even off of the concrete porch floor. However, not sure how much would actually be reflected - especially up 9 feet high?

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    They are so "weak" that a single layer of latex paint will protect the pipe from them so how much effect would they have if they were reflected off a rough surface like concrete?
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