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so that's where our Quest plumbing ended up...

Quest Polybutylene Pipe Is a grey plastic pipe that looks similar to PVC but has a different chemical make up.
It was involved in one of the largest class action suits ever for the same things/reasons your link talks about... it will fail...
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The stuff I upgraded to is called Pex , it’s kind of semi clear . I think it’s different than what there referring to?
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It says the plumbing consists of "flexible aluminum pipe between an inner and outer layer of plastic pipe (PEX pipe) with brass fittings."

I donít always insulate , but when I do .
Ok ,I never insulate
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The stuff I upgraded to is called Pex , itís kind of semi clear . I think itís different than what there referring to?
it's not different...

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it's not different...
Thatís not the answer I wanted to hear lol

I donít always insulate , but when I do .
Ok ,I never insulate
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just the facts...

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Dan, that guy has that $ sign look on his face, he must be a plumber.
Just saying,
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Copper, Baby!
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Polybutylene degraded because of chlorinated water. I had it and mine seemed fine, never had a problem but I have a well on a creek 20 miles from the source and the water isn't chlorinated. My son talked me into replacing it anyway. I replaced with pex which is different. The only issues I found with the old plumbing was galvanized fittings. They didn't like the minerals in my water. Any brass fittings were unaffected over the same period of time. Copper can degrade badly depending on what mineral is in the water too. It doesn't like acidic water.
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PEX and QUEST are made from two entirely different plastic compounds. PEX is (so far) an excellent product; almost universally used now. Copper is outrageosly expensive by comparison, both in material and labour costs.
Difference Between PEX and PB Piping | Difference Between | PEX vs PB Piping
https://www.thespruce.com/polybutylene-pipe-2718633
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