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  • Can anyone identify this water service line?

    I am buying a home and I think it may have a polybutylene service line. All of the distribution is copper so no worries there. Thanks for the help.

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    Re: Can anyone identify this water service line?

    it has a polybutylene connector. the service line *may* be PB line or it may not. we can't see it here in this picture. PB line is most commonly known for the class action lawsuit involved. It goes under a few names but Qest or Quest is the one I'm familiar with.
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    ... it was plumbed by Ray Charles and his helper Stevie Wonder

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      Re: Can anyone identify this water service line?

      Originally posted by cd2748 View Post
      I am buying a home and I think it may have a polybutylene service line. All of the distribution is copper so no worries there. Thanks for the help.

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      Just guessing but the tubing is copper. The grey is Quest Repair Fittings for Copper, CPVC, PEX and Polybutylene

      POLYBUTYLENE repair fittings - PlumbingSupply.com

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        Re: Can anyone identify this water service line?

        Thanks. I opened up the meter box and the pipe was caked with dirt. I scraped a section off and it appeared to be gray as well.
        Last edited by cd2748; 01-06-2013, 05:54 PM.

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        • #5
          Re: Can anyone identify this water service line?

          I was about to suggest that.

          If it's grey and scrapes like plastic then it's probably PB line. The previous homeowners or the township may have records regarding this as well.
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          ... it was plumbed by Ray Charles and his helper Stevie Wonder

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            Re: Can anyone identify this water service line?

            ...if it is indeed polybutylene i didn't realize it could be trusted underground. jmo

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            • #7
              Re: Can anyone identify this water service line?

              Originally posted by arizonaplumber View Post
              just guessing but the tubing is copper. The grey is quest repair fittings for copper, cpvc, pex and polybutylene

              polybutylene repair fittings - plumbingsupply.com
              you are 1 smart monkey !
              I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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