Defective PEX Manifold Installation - What is Wrong Here?

I have been noticing this more frequently on 3 & 4 story installations. IMO it has potentially devastating consequences for the homeowner and is not easy to fix so I thought I would share it here. This is an a 4th floor mechanical room in a townhouse.

Anyone know what the issue is?

I’ll post how I document it in my reports in a bit.

The lines should be perpendicular to the manifold and straight for 4-6 inches and than clamped.

OK. Well that one ended fast!

Good call!

The strain of the weight of the water filled piping can break fittings. A broken pipe fitting on the 4th floor can be pretty devastating. It’s difficult to fix because there often is not enough pipe or room left to make them perpendicular and properly secure them. I treat this one as a pretty significant defect.

Here’s how I write it (feel free to use my verbiage. You should get permission from the manufacturer to use their verbiage or image):

I noticed the manufacturer is Zurn? This might be an interesting read and provide additional information.

I was thinking the same thing when I saw it was marked ZURN.