What Are Polybutylene Pipes?

If you’re asking yourself, “What are Polybutylene Pipes?”, you maybe worried that your home or business was built with them. If your building was built between the late 70′s and mid 90′s, polybutylene pipes may have been and may still be there.

So, what’s wrong with polybutylene pipes? To put it simply, they deteriorate.

Atlantis Plumbing specializes in replacing Polybutylene Pipes in the metro Atlanta area.

  • Polybutylene pipe is grey, black or blue. Interior polybutylene is mostly grey and exterior polybutylene is mostly blue or black.
  • Polybutylene pipe was installed and manufactured from the late 1970′s till the mid-1990′s, however, stockpiles of polybutylene pipe at supply vendors, such as supply risers were still known to be available up to 1999.
  • The most common sizes for polybutylene pipe are 3/8″, ½”, ¾” and 1″.
  • Polybutylene piping was used for both residential and commercial water distribution piping.
  • Polybutylene pipe connectors can be copper, brass, or plastic. The connector types are barbed with a crimp ring or compression with a plastic or metal ferrule.