reading my polybutylene pipe date

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by kdclues, Apr 13, 2005.

  1. kdclues

    kdclues New Member

    Messages:
    3
    My pipe reads:

    PB2110 SDT 11 .080 CSA CERT 6 15 8' C4 B137 3 IAPMO 1GC-11-78 VANGUARD PLASTICS 3/4' CIS-OP PST 180F OA 82C ASIMD-3309

    Does anyone know if the date is somewhere on here? I don't know when it was installed and am trying to figure out if I quality for the class action lawsuit. I have leaks and getting quotes for replacement. It cost a lot more than I recognize! I'm a single girl so this is all new to me!

    Thank you for your consideration!
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2005
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Messages:
    27,255
    Location:
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    date

    Could that be a number after the 8 rather than an apostrophe? In any case your -potential claim would be governed by the date it was installed, or more specifically, the date the water meter was set and turned on. Right now indoor house piping only goes back to installations between April 13, 1992 and July 31, 1995. Outdoor piping and mobile homes are running out of time because the only ones covered now are between April 13, 1994 and July 31, 1995.
  3. kdclues

    kdclues New Member

    Messages:
    3
    re: polybutylene date and meter reading...

    Yes, it is an 8, not an apostrophe.

    Do you mean indoor house plumbing for the lawsuit? I went to www.pbppc.com/notice.htm and it read Jan 1, 1978 to July 31, 1995. I have a house on a crawl space and it's what is underneath.

    I will call my utility for water tomorrow and see if they know when the meter was turned off and then back on. The house was made in 1952 and orginally had some sort of metal pipes. Those pipes are rusty and still in the crawl space.

    Thanks for your response
  4. jrejre

    jrejre New Member

    Messages:
    61
    Location:
    Minnesota
    kdclues - I think hj meant could it be " 81 " rather than " 8' "
  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Messages:
    27,255
    Location:
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    date

    The class action went between those dates, but you only had 12 years, plus an additional one to file a claim, after the house was built. Thirteen years before today's date is April 13, 1992, and to qualify for the thirteenth year you had to have had a failure during the first twelve years.
  6. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

    Messages:
    8,997
    Location:
    San Diego
    Any of the class action lawyers could identify the code on your pipe, but even if it does represent a date of manufacture, the only date that matters is when it was installed in your house.
  7. kdclues

    kdclues New Member

    Messages:
    3
    when installed?

    Any ways to find out when it was installed that you suggest? I'm clueless. Thanks to all for your input and help.
  8. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Messages:
    27,255
    Location:
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    pb

    Since it was a repipe, the only way to determine the approximate age is the date on the pipe, but from your input, it appears that you are outside your window to qualify for replacement.
Similar Threads: reading polybutylene
Forum Title Date
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Woodford (model 14?) nozzle threading Jun 3, 2014
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Plumbing the Hard Way - Threading on Exisiting Risers May 20, 2013
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice pipe threading tool Mar 14, 2011
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Mis-Reading the Code Jul 24, 2010
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice threading PVC fitting into cast iron stack Jul 21, 2010

Share This Page