Re: Polybutylene Pipes: Upon home inspection after signing a contract, polybutylene pipes with copper fittings were discovered. I am concerned because of the class action suits regarding polybutylene; do the copper fittings make a difference in potential problems?
Posted by Rosemary Davino on November 17, 2002 at 09:49:05:
In response to Re: Polybutylene Pipes: Upon home inspection after signing a contract, polybutylene pipes with copper fittings were discovered. I am concerned because of the class action suits regarding polybutylene; do the copper fittings make a difference in potential problems?
: How old is the house. Was it new 3 years ago? Or is it less than 12 years old? The plumber probably installed what the builder specified so he would have no liability for repiping it. And if you have not had any leaks, or the house's age does not fall within the parameters, you may not qualify for a repiping.

: : We purchased our house 3 years ago and now when we go to sell it, the home inspector finds that our plumbing is polybutylene. the customer refuses to buy it and we lose our earnest money with the home we are purchasing. The pipes going into each water source (sinks, water heater, basins, etc) are all copper. How can I determine what is in the walls and can I require the contracted plumber who built my house to pay for replacement costs under the house which has the polybutylene pipes?




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