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Charlotte Home Inspector Explains Polybutylene Piping

October 12th, 2010 · No Comments

Polybutylen piping was was used as plumbing material for residential plumbing from 1978-1995.  Total it was used for about 10 million homes.  It is usually grey in color and and has a dull finish.  The were two problems with the pipe.  First it deteriates from the inside out making it impossible to determine the condition of the piping from observation.  The first problem was the fittings.  The plastic fitting would blow out and water supply would spew out.  The fittings were replaced with copper fitting that solved that problem.  The second problem was that the chlorine in city treated water caused the pipes to become briddle and crack.  Home’s can be re-plumbed for less then the cost of polybutylene pipe failure.  For more information about polybutylene pipes or home inspection cantact Preston Sandlin at Home Inspection Carolina.

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Preston Sandlin

Home Inspection Carolina

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