Replacing Polybutylene
Posted by Ted Lackner on January 31, 19100 at 15:15:55:
While my supply pipes are copper, back in the 80's I used polybutylene for toilet and faucet connectors, as well as for a line from a supplemental water heater that supplies the dishwasher. (I set the main heater to 120 when my first kid was born.)

All the poly is accessible. I've not had any leaks, but recently noticed talk of the pipe itself deteriorating and bursting. If true, I want to replace. Can anyone confirm this, either way?

Also, I believe that PEX is one suitable replacemnt product. How about those flexible connectors that are sheathed in braided stainless steel? Would an LMP put one in a friend's house?

Thanks in advance for your help!


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