Re: poly b pipe
Posted by Terry Love on March 31, 1998 at 10:41:54:
In response to Re: poly b pipe
: I'm building my new house in British Columbia, Canada, recently installed poly b pipe for hot & cold supply, using copper and brass fittings and copper clamps. This is sold everywhere here, used commonly, and I've just heard there may be a problem with it. Logged onto your site this evening and found postings about the polybutylene lawsuit. This can't be the same stuff as poly b, can it? Surely it can't still be sold in Canada with these problems in the US? Any info would be welcome, I'm out in the country so there's no chlorine, which I was told helps, but I am running about 90-100 psi. Thanks

Barry,
the brand of pipe that has been recalled is named Qest. http://www.terrylove.com/qest.htm
There are other brands still in use such as Vanguard, Kitec and Vanex pipe that seem to be fine. http://www.terrylove.com/pipe.htm
If you are on a well system, the plastic pipes may be a better choice than copper, which needs a proper acid balance.
As far as the pressure that you are running, anything over 80 PSI is hard on faucets. You may want to reduce the pressure with a Pressure Reducing Valve.
http://www.terrylove.com/watts.htm

Regards,
Terry



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