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: : I am purchasing a 5 yr old house with PB plumbing. It has copper fittings with copper crimp bands. No leaks yet. Plumber tells me that private well water has mineral deposits which can be detrimental to copper fittings. If I hook up to county water supply I will have chlorine. How will chlorine affect polybutylene pipes?I have a water supply line that is presumed to be polybutylene (blue color, installed 1988(?)). To date no problems, except that sometimes a vaseline-like substance will come through the faucet especially when turned on full. Is this harmful to drink?Should I consider digging up the yard now to replace the line or wait until it gives out?Thanks Gregor ATL

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