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Charlotte NC Home Inspector Explains Polybutylene Plumbing

March 20th, 2015 · No Comments

If your house was built in the 80′s there is a really good chance you have polybutylene piping. In this video Charlotte NC home inspector Preston Sandlin explains the problems associated with polybutylene plumbing and some possible remedies for it as well. If you have any polybutylene questions or home inspection questions please call Home [...]

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Problems with Polybutylene

December 25th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Although some poly piping problems stem from improper installation, most complaints are with the integrity of the piping itself. Polybutylene pipe is known to deteriorate due to contact with oxidants normally found in public water supplies. The failure can occur in the plastic fittings or in the pipe itself. A main concern regarding poly pipe [...]

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What is Polybutylene

December 25th, 2007 · No Comments

Polybutylene is a form of plastic resin that was used extensively in the manufacture of water supply piping from 1978 until 1995. Due to the low cost of the material and ease of installation, polybutylene piping systems were viewed as “the pipe of the future” and were used as a substitute for traditional copper piping. [...]

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