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  • #279967

    MasterPlumbers
    Keymaster

    I would like to know of any concerns or problems occurring with polybutal piping.
    I am looking at buying a house with this type of plumbing.
    The house was built in 1996, supposedly after the class action suit that
    was filed. The piping is connected with clamps not snapped together.
    I would appreciate your prompt response.

    Thanks J Hand.
    jthand@juno.com

  • #302019

    You’re right about there being a massive lawsuit in the USA to do with polybutal pipe. It is more to do with the fittings failing. I’d be concerned if I were you. The product is relatively new in Australia and I for one am avoiding it because of all the lawsuits over there.

    colin@fl.net.au

    CBP Homepage

  • #302020

    I have worked with a company that handles polybutal piping systems in Australia and have found the the big problem in the U.S is that the fittings are not made of polybutal and are breaking down causing failure.
    The system in Australia uses fittings that are made of the same polybutal material as the pipe that is as far as I am aware overcomming the problem with failures with the fittings.
    The quality of the installer is also another issue with the installation of polybutal and all installers should do a course to fully understand the uses and limitations of the product
    Good Luck

    Michael Carew
    vipplumb@ocean.com.au

  • #302021

    Mr. J. Hand.

    I was wandering what information you found out about polybutelene piping.

    I too am about to buy a house and I just found out through a neighbor that the house has PB piping. I have been searching the net, but it is not much help. Could you share with me some of your findings or comments.

    Sincerely,

    Nikki Tarny
    Reston, VA
    Nikkkki@aol.com

  • #302022

    to whom it may concern:

    i am in need of information concerning pb piping.
    specifically, does all pb pipe pose a possible
    problem re: class action suits or was it piping
    manufactured by a specific vendor during a
    specific year that tends to have problems? can you
    provide background information and troubleshooting
    tips.

    thank you.

    rick hughes
    941-918-9428
    rickhughes@michaelsaunders.com
    sarasota,fl

  • #302024

    Has anyone found anything about the class action law suit and how to get you house repiped if something goes wrong?

  • #302023
  • #302025
    Kevin wrote:
    Has anyone found anything about the class action law suit and how to get you house repiped if something goes wrong?

    I got this phone number from a commercial a couple days ago. I haven’t called it yet.
    1800-392-7591
    Hope it helps.

    Larry
    golpher99@earthlink.net

  • #302026
    Kevin wrote:
    Has anyone found anything about the class action law suit and how to get you house repiped if something goes wrong?

    How do I get involved in the Suit?

    Lori Musgrave
    4691 79th st
    Sacramento, ca 95820

    I Need all of the information possible on this. I think I have it in my house.

  • #302027
    Rick Hughes wrote:
    to whom it may concern:

    i am in need of information concerning pb piping.
    specifically, does all pb pipe pose a possible
    problem re: class action suits or was it piping
    manufactured by a specific vendor during a
    specific year that tends to have problems? can you
    provide background information and troubleshooting
    tips.

    thank you.

    rick hughes
    941-918-9428
    rickhughes@michaelsaunders.com
    sarasota,fl

    Check the Connections if it has large screw on ends it is ok
    if it has a metal clamp give it a little tug and it will break.
    you cant miss it its’s gray in color and flexible Plumbers like it becaus they can run it verry easy but i say it is junk!

    Ray
    Croft1@dtccom.net

  • #302028

    I got a rpint out from my plumber today that gives the name of the Supplier, which is Vanguard. Then it says that you need to call Crawford Co. at 1-800-356-3496
    I’ll be calling it tomorrow to find out about this class action law suit. Keep me posted as to if any of you have heard anything different. Good luck! I think we all need it!
    DeDe
    jabberbox1@yahoo.com

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