Poly B ReplacementReplace Your Old & Recalled Poly-B Piping
If you have Poly-B plumbing in your home, it is almost inevitable that you’ll be replacing it at some point.
Do you know what kind of plumbing your home has? It’s not something you think about a lot, as long as it’s working properly. But if your home has Poly-B ( Polybutylene) plumbing, you may have had to make some repairs or replace the plumbing entirely.
What is Polybutylene?
Poly B, also referred to as Polybutylene, is a flexible grey pipe used in hot water systems and residential plumbing. It was manufactured in between the years of 1978 and 1998 because of its flexibility, low cost, and ease of installation.
When Was Poly B Used?
Polybutylene piping, or Poly-B for short, is a flexible plastic supply plumbing material that was in use in home construction between 1978 and 1995. Poly-B can be identified by its light grey colour and the permanent markings on the tubing.
Is Poly B The Same As PEX?
The main difference between Poly B and PEX is in how the material is created. The polymer chains in PEX are bonded to each other; this is called cross-linking and does not happen in Poly B pipes. One advantage that PEX has over Poly B is its greater tolerance to high pressures. The second advantage of PEX over Poly B is its higher tolerance to temperatures.