Ins and Outs of Polybutylene Piping

Exposed plumbing pipes in a new construction.

Polybutylene piping, also known as “poly” or “quest” piping is a plastic piping system used as a cost-effective alternative to copper and PVC water distribution systems in houses and some commercial buildings. Popular in the late ’70s through the mid-’90s, polybutylene plumbing products offered quick, clean, low-skill installation, greatly cutting down on building plumbing costs. …

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