Wood Boilers and Pex
Most everyone knows that pex tubing is being
used for connecting wood fired boilers to the hot
water distribution system within homes. While the
products we distribute perform very well within their
rated temperature and pressure limits, very careful
attention must be given to the proper piping and
distribution procedures particularly as it relates to
wood fired systems.
Wood fired boilers can be difficult to control
when it comes to heat generated in the firebox.
Installers must keep in mind what safety steps should
be taken to prevent overheating in the event of a
It would not take long for a roaring fire to begin
to generate steam if the water stops circulating. In
addition, extremely hot water in a closed system
could create the potential of a bomb. Pex tube can
withstand pretty high temperatures, however as the
temperature continues to increase the pressure rating
Check with the boiler manufacturer on how to
properly install safe guards and follow the
instructions to the “letter”.