While I'm on the subject of water pipes -
Is there a recall on PEX water pipes?
I'm hearing that some people are suing because their PEX piping system
is failing at the connection points. Costing them thousands to rip it
out of their new homes and replace it.
Might only be for the hot water lines.
You'd better join that class action.
Unless there are several fundamentally different non-copper / non-steel
water piping systems, it seems that all plastic/aluminum piping systems
are made by the same manufacturer, and PEX, IPEX, and KITEC all use the
same underlying technology and defective compression fittings.
In summary, defective fittings were installed for many years throughout
the American southwest, leading to class-action lawsuits. The fittings
can be identified in several ways but only a qualified plumber can say
with certainty if they are Kitec
Does anyone know if Pex / IPex connectors are *different* than Kitec?
I think there was also a case quite a few years ago. We built a house
in '99 that had a water manifold system that used PEX. The plumber
made a point of telling us the pipe and connectors he used were not
the ones subject to earlier publicity and suits. Lived there 9 years
and no issues.
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