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Old 05-26-2012, 06:00 PM   #1
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I live in a older mobile home and it uses polybutylene tubing.The shutoff valve for the toilet does not work any more so I need to replace it and the line to the ballcock.What is the best way and material to do this.Thank you for your help.
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There was class action law sutes againt the companys that made Quest tubing because of all the leaks and fittings failing.
Replace it all with Pex.

http://polybutylenelawsuit.com/pictures.htm

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I live in a older mobile home and it uses polybutylene tubing.The shutoff valve for the toilet does not work any more so I need to replace it and the line to the ballcock.What is the best way and material to do this.Thank you for your help.
I use a PEX x PB adapter and a pex supply valve. You will need a pex tool also. You can rent them.
Also, PB has a history of failing so set aside some money so you can repipe your home soon.
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That's why I suggested replacing all of it instead of the adapters.
Cheaper to do that then distory the home from a pipe bursting.
Most manufactured homes use partical board subfloor. One pipe busts and we all know what happens.
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That's why I suggested replacing all of it instead of the adapters.
Cheaper to do that then distory the home from a pipe bursting.
Most manufactured homes use partical board subfloor. One pipe busts and we all know what happens.
True, but the guy wants to use a toilet for Pete's sake
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