Uponor Compares Material and Labor Costs of Five Pipe-System Types

Material and labor costs were determined for PEX, chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC), copper press, copper sweat, and polypropylene (PP-R).

Uponor, provider of cross-linked polyethylene (PEX) plumbing, indoor-climate, and fire-safety systems for residential and commercial buildings, recently completed a study comparing the cost-effectiveness of five types of plumbing piping for a multifamily building.

Material and labor costs were determined for the following system types:

  • PEX.
  • Chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) tr

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