Some local codes call for pex to be within x-inches of the water heater.
I guess specifically the split… is that ok?
Do you mean the “tee” in the water line?
Right…thats what i’m referring to
I don’t see a problem or particularly sloppy. Of course, the flue isn’t secured to the draft hood with three sheet metal screws.
From the Uniform Plumbing Code; 604.11.2 Water Heater Connections. PEX
tubing shall not be installed within the first eighteen (18) inches (457 mm) of piping connected to
a water heater.
So there is yer problem…
I think this is a home owner trying to be a plumber . You can get this stuff at a home improvement place & do it yourself . So what happens is the crimps will give away under pressure If they are not tight So i would have a real plumber look at it .
How can you tell they aren’t tight enough?
It’s an approved PEX system.
Any fitting (barbed, crimp, cinch, solvent weld, soldier, push-fit) can “give away” randomly due to poor workmanship.