Yes, there is a lawsuit against Kitec. Please contact me.
Yes, there is a potential lawsuit for California and Arizona consumers. I am a legal investigator, working for the attorneys who are putting this case together. There were cases similar regarding Kitec, already litigated in New Mexico and Nevada. Where are you from? Please contact me either by phone at 661 312-5156, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
More bad damage from Zurn brass fitting
I was contacted by a near by home owner about the failure of another Zurn brass fitting yesterday.
The circumstances are as follows. He left his expensive log home for 90 minutes. When he returned he heard water running. He had 4 inches of water in his basement. The cause:- another Zurn fitting had failed and the nut split in half and the pipe fell free in the wall space. Water leak was estimated at 120 gallons per hour at least.
Damage is severe. New water heater, new sheet rock new carpet.
Now the interesting part. His insurer says he has to remove all Zurn plumbing or there will be no payment for future claims. This job will be $80,000 to $100,000. This is at his expense. Now his legal advice has been to sue his Plplumber which he is going to do. His lawyers have said it will be easier to sue the plumber than Zurn, he can then sue the distributor who can then sue Zurn.
Now this is a small rural plumber. I feel really sorry for him.
This is a small sparsely populated area, and we have now had three cases of this type of failure that I'm aware of.
My advice to plumbers: - Do not install any more Zurn Q-pex plumbing.
My advice to retailers and distributors: - Return all Zurn Q-pex plumbing parts and don't stock it in future.
If you don't take this advice, you are likely to get yourself knee deep in lawyers.
Plumbers, don't be surprised if you get forced to bear the total cost of removing the Zurn Q-pex you have installed.
Kitec replacement fittings
Chipper Man,,,,,,,,, I have been unable to find anyone locally (Texas) that knows about the plastic replacement fittings you mentioned. Can you tell me where to find them and the brand name? We have a new house that was plumbed with Kitec, and between the time it was roughed in and the time it needed to be topped out, the kitec was pulled from the market and all quotes to replumb were too high,,, so we waited for someone to come out with a replacement fitting to solve the problem,,,,, as you suggested.
Another S. Texas Kitec Home - Water Softener?
Well, another home in S. Texas with Kitec in it. We bought the home new from a small custom builder in July '08. From what I can tell, it was plumbed in mid-'07 during framing, and the water was turned on in May '08.
No fitting leaks, YET....
But, two questions:
1) There was mention of new plastic fittings for use with the Kitec tube. Is there any more info on these? I would like to install a water softener, but getting fittings for this Kitec is next to impossible. If there is an approved plastic fitting, I would like to use it.
2) The documention from the Las Vegas class action suit said that the water there was very hard. Could this excessive mineral content in Las Vegas help cause the aggressive decomposition of the Kitec brass fittings? If so, S. Central Texas is going to be the second big lawsuit if there is as much Kitec down here as was stated in the previous post, as we also have VERY hard aquifer water here.
So then, back to my #2 question. Has there been any research into water softeners in relation to the brass fittings? Will installing a water softener to effectively remove the minerals in these hard water area help prolong the brass Kitec fittings? Is it worth a shot?
Its getting ugly out there....
Rugged....didnt we talk about how all these different pexes
would eventually fail someday...
I think it was only two years ago,,
i did not think it would happen this fast...
Lots of Ki-tech around here in indiana too
and our water is the worst in the USA
laswuit for getting a replumb of Kitec pipe
I talked to a lawyer who's working on this case - very helpful. yes, there is a lawsuit because the kitec fittings are bad. I have them in my house and there has only been 1 leak but i'm not wanting anymore problems. the lawyers number who I talked to is 1-888-935-2929 and I found his website at www.levinclients.com.
Kitec / Ipex class action lawsuit
Yes there is a bunch of class action lawsuits filed against Ipex, the company that makes Kitec. I talked to one of the law firms involved in the cases that have been filed and they sent me papers to join. Supposably it is the brass fittings that go bad and need to be replaced. Call them yourself if you have Kitec. 1888-935-2929 or website www.law29.com. Good luck.