Re: Replacing Polybutylene
Posted by hj on February 01, 19100 at 00:32:55:
In response to Re: Replacing Polybutylene
The supply lines to the faucets are not covered by the polybutylene settlement. I try to always have my customers replace them, since they defineately have a tendency to crack,usually at the most inopportune time, such as when you have just left on a vacation. I always use the braided supply lines, but there are good and bad ones of them.

: 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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