Re: polybutaline plumbing
Posted by DeWayne on January 05, 19101 at 11:58:10:
In response to Re: polybutaline plumbing
: We just put a bid on a mobile home that might have polybutaline plumbing. The agent seemed a bit concerned but said if there's no leaks in the first couple years, then there's nothing to worry about. Do you know anything about this stuff at all?
My first house (built 1983) had poly plumbing in the
attic and it was a nightmare. We had four leaks over
several years and the last one was complete seperation
of the pipe from the fitting. My neighbors kitchen
ceiling caved in at 3am due to leaking poly pipes.
I was part of the early class action lawsuits against
the manufacturers and my house had to be replumbed
with copper tubing. I will not buy any house built
with gray poly water lines. If you buy the mobil home, then
expect to have a leak sooner or later. The pipe itself
has been known to split as if someone cut it with
a knife. Been there before.....!