DYI tool to install faucet locking nuts. Cut an18" section of 1 1/4" PVC pipe. Then cut four 1/4" slots at one end 90 degrees apart. Hand tighten with ease. From: The Family Handyman magazine May 2013.
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No. You can install PEX just like you would other pipe, with main lines and branches to each fixture. But you lose a lot of the benefits of PEX with this system since it requires so many fittings. With the home-run system, you install a manifold in the utility room or some area that’s close to the main water line and water heater, and run a separate PEX tube to each fixture as shown above. This system uses more tubing but is fast and only requires two connections: one at the manifold and…