lnlogauge HalfDork
3/24/23 8:45 p.m.

Happy berkeleying Friday. 




2nd leak in 3 weeks. Water pressure is at   60psi, so it's not like I'm blasting it. Capping it tonight and figuring out what I'm gonna do tomorrow. I can't in good conscience leave it at polybutylene.

Datsun310Guy MegaDork
3/24/23 9:37 p.m.

At the one hose company we sold a rubber lined hose similar to your toilet or faucet connecters and a contractor buried them behind drywall.  One blew out ruining three new condos.  I had to go and I got grilled by a team of insurance investigators and lawyers.   

"Do you have installation instructions"  No, a journeyman pipe fitter knows how tight to tighten brass pipe thread.  

Me; "We recommend you don't bury rubber hoses behind walls".  


Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/24/23 10:42 p.m.

In reply to lnlogauge :

A few weeks ago I got up from my morning reading session, flushed the toilet, turned on the shower and nothing.  WTF. Went outside and found what I hope to be the last section of polybutene that the PO had hidden. Lucky for me it was outside. Just a simple 2 foot section he had buried under ground. I shook my head looking at two shark bites as I replaced it with glued in cpvc. 

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