06:43PM | 01/27/00
Member Since: 01/26/00
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I recall that there was a recall or some sort of legal settlement in the past year or two regarding a certain type of plastic plumbing pipe. Can anyone tell me where to look for more information? I am considering purchasing a home that has gray plastic pipe for plumbing. It was built in 1993. Was this after the recall? I would really appreciate any help.




11:30AM | 01/29/00
Member Since: 01/25/99
13 lifetime posts
I believe that is the pipe that has been a problem. I do not recall the name of the product but why don't you call your heating contractor and ask if they would check the heating system and give their opinion. You may also try contacting your local building department, they should be able to give you information regarding that product. Hope this helped.

06:13AM | 02/28/00
Member Since: 02/27/00
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If research is what you want then have a look at

There are a couple of class action settlements that relate to polybutylene plumbing. The one that deals specifically with plastic fittings is handled by the Spencer Class Facility. Check out their web site at This settlement currently offers a 10% reimbursement of the total replacement cost. You can contact the Spencer Class Facility at 1-800-490-6997.

The most popular settlement was formed by Shell Oil and is administrated by the Consumer Plumbing Recovery Center in Plano, TX. This is the settlement that offers a 100% free replacement if approved. You can contact the CPRC at 1-800-356-3496 and have a look at their web site at Keep in mind that both of these settlements very have strict timelines that will determine whether or not you will qualify! My best suggestion is not to hesitate and take immediate action.

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