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CPVC or PEX for re-pipe

What is the latest thinking on CPVC .vs PEX piping? I read one article that says pex is the best and the next says CPVC best and that . I live in Florida with harsh water that puts pinhole leaks in copper. And I read that Chlorine is tough on pex piping. I know pex is highly used in Europe, but read they do not have that much Chlorine in their water:

https://failures.wikispaces.com/PEX+Plumbing+Failures

Here is what I do know from personal experience, CPVC get brittle over time.

Also if I go with pex, which way to connect is best the expansion or crimp method.

If anyone has links to independent test that was done on both types of pipes that would be appreciated.

When I go look at new homes they seem to all be putting in CPVC in my area.

But in general which ones causes the least call backs and least to leak or burst over time.

I am also thinking if I go with pex I will have to go to a larger pipe size like 1" due to ID size being smaller especially at fitting.

Thanks in advance,
Robert

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