15 Aug 2000 at 10:17 pm #273357MasterPlumbersKeymaster
Our 1980 mobile home has had leaks in the plumbing over the past several years. The plumbing is made of a type of urethane. I read about a year ago about a lawsuit that had been filed against the original manufacturer of that plumbing material. Are you aware of the lawsuit so that damage to floors, walls and carpets might be collected?
15 Aug 2000 at 11:39 pm #287440
The polydoctor answered this question in Plastic Piping at the bottom of the question list. I just copied some of it up here to save him time and have some of his smarts rub off on me for just listening to him:
Here are some reliable websites with additional information :
Polybutylene Information Help Site – 5 STAR SITE – http://www.polybutylene411.org
Master Plumbers Bulletin Board – 5 STAR SITE – http://www.masterplumbers.com/wwwboard_index.html
Terry Love Plumbing Bulletin Board – 5 STAR SITE – Info on Repipe – http://terrylove.com/pipe.htm
Terry Love Plumbing Bulletin Board – 5 STAR SITE – Polybutylene Info and Pictures – http://terrylove.com/qest.htm
Dynamic Plumbing Information Forum – http://www.plbg.com/cgi-bin/forum.pl?&main&&view_by_order
CLASS ACTION – Consumer Plumbing Recovery Center – 800-356-3496 – http://www.pbpipe.com
CLASS ACTION – Spencer Class Facility – 800-490-6997 – http://www.spencerclass.com/
CLASS ACTION – Brasscraft Claims Facility – 3600 Orchard Hill Place, Novi, MI 48376
CLASS ACTION – Canadian Homeowners – http://www.siskind.com/classpipe.html
CLASS ACTION – Canadian Homeowners – http://www.poynerbaxter.com/
Poly site that references Class Action Lawsuit filed by the insurance industry against the poly resin manufacturers -www.businessinsurance.com/mktplace/ad0308.html
Site with Key Dates involved in the development and problems associated with polybutylene plumbing systems – http://cbc.ca/consumers/market/files/home/pipes/chronology.html
Site with confidential documents from Shell!!! – http://tv.cbc.ca/market/files/home/pipes/memo1.html
SPECIAL NOTE: If you would like referrals to reliable contractors in your area or you want to know more about your contractor, please e-mail . . . firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://polybutylene411.org
16 Aug 2000 at 3:18 am #287441
The pipe in question was the gray Polybutylene. I suspect yours is the black plastic. The only mobile homes covered are those with the gray pipe, constructed in the last 11 years.
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