Was your home built between the early 1970s to mid-1990s? It may contain Poly-B pipe systems. At the time, these systems were considered to be better and cheaper alternatives to traditional copper piping. However, Poly-B has proven to be less durable and reliable than copper tubes.
Within ten years of installation, many homes with Poly-B waterline installations have suffered from:
If you want to do a quick scan for Poly-B in your home, try these initial steps:
Should you find Poly-B in your home, you will need to determine when the pipes were installed and where potential breakage points may be.
If you find Poly-B piping, the next step is to figure out if your pipes meet the National Building Code of Canada’s current standards. Homeowners with pipes that meet the criteria won’t need to do anything except ensure any Poly-B lines aren’t connected to water heaters.
To meet current code standards, pipes must have the CSA standard number “B 137.8,” the word “POTABLE,” a date code, a material designation (PB2110), and the piping manufacturer’s identifying mark. It should also have a pressure rating of 690 kPa @ 82ºC or 100 psi @ 180ºF.
Our qualified technicians can help advise homeowners on various options. Our goal is to help you remedy the situation economically so you can protect your home from failed equipment and costly leaks.
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