Asked by: Rusu Pochitalinasked in category: General Last Updated: 11th February, 2020
What is the GREY pipe in mobile homes called?
Considering this, is polybutylene the same as PEX?
There are two common types of plastic piping which are known as PB (Polybutylene) and PEX (Cross-linked Polyethylene). The main difference between PB and PEX is in how the material is created. So if you will be pumping water, or the pipes will be exposed to the cold, PEX is a better option than PB.
Secondly, what type of pipe is used in mobile homes? Common Plumbing Pipe Materials Most plumbing in manufactured homes uses plastic. Plastic pipes include polyvinyl chloride (PVC), chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC), PEX pipe and PolyPipe®. Metal plumbing pipe consists of copper, stainless steel, and galvanized steel.
Also question is, what are GREY pipes?
Polybutylene is a form of plastic resin that was used extensively in the manufacture of water supply piping from 1978 until 1995. Due to the low cost of the material and ease of installation, polybutylene piping systems were viewed as "the pipe of the future" and were used as a substitute for traditional copper piping.
Why is PEX banned in California?
PEX Banned From California '01 Code. Uponor Wirsbo said its PEX pipe was introduced in California in 1990 and that the product helps solve problems in areas with aggressive soil conditions that copper pipe cannot solve.