Viega Manabloc with Compression Ports
Benefits of a Viega Manabloc
Less Potential for Leaks - The weakest link in any plumbing system are the fittings. Most conventional plumbing systems use rigid copper which requires many fittings. The Manabloc system uses flexible PEX tubing that connects from the distribution panel directly to the fixture with a fitting. It greatly minimizes the need for fittings behind the wall, and the potential for leaks.
Freeze Break Resistant - PEX will stretch slightly to accommodate the expansion of frozen water, then return to its original size when the water thaws. Although freeze-break resistant, no pipe is freeze-break proof under all circumstances.
Easy to Service - The Manabloc system features individually labeled shut-off valves for each fixture line. The Manabloc system is very similar in concept to the electrical system in homes. The water supply enters the Manabloc distribution panel and flows through shut-off valves to the plumbing fixtures. Electricity enters the electrical distribution panel and flows through breakers to the electrical fixtures. Now, both the electrical and plumbing systems can feature an easy to access panel to shut off power or water in case of an emergency.
Quiet Operation - The flexible PEX tubing used with the system operates quietly. In copper systems, you often hear noise as the water flows through the pipes. PEX tubing virtually eliminates water noise.
Warranty - Most plumbing systems have no warranty at all, leaving a homeowner vulnerable should the system fail. The Viega Manabloc system is guaranteed for 10 years.
Cost - Even though the Vanguard Manabloc system features all these benefits over copper systems, the Manabloc system can usually be installed for the same cost as a copper system (or less)!
Compression Ports- This style of Manabloc utilizes an easy to use compression style port fittings. It is as easy as insert your pex tubing into the fitting and screw the nut onto the bloc.