What is Poly-B Pipe?

Poly B™ (polybutylene) was a common type of plumbing material used to supply hot and cold water in residential buildings built between 1978-1995. It was a reliable and lightweight option for many plumbing projects. Poly b plumbing was much cheaper than copper piping, and it was installed in over 700,000 Canadian homes.

How to tell if you have Poly-B Plumbing?

Poly-b piping is generally a light grey plastic pipe with copper fittings and elbows. You can easily identify if your home’s plumbing has poly-b fittings by removing a few ceiling tiles in your basement, such as in your utility room, and viewing the grey pipes in the ceiling of your basement.

My home has Poly-B Piping. What do I do?

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