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[#1] Posted: 03/30/2004 - 4:35:46 PM
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I ran across some supply line today I haven't seen before. I think it's PEX, but I've only seen PEX in magazines.

Written on it: QEST C-PB2110 / ASTM D3309 / B137-8 / Potable Tubing
Some ends were fastened with a metal ring, some had fittings.

Can anyone confirm what this is for me?

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[#2] Posted: 03/30/2004 - 5:07:14 PM
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Brian,

PEX says "PEX" on it. Could it have been polybutylene?

I've only seen that once before, but it sounds like what you describe. Anyone from PB country out there?

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[#3] Posted: 03/30/2004 - 5:11:23 PM
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Quote:Originally posted by Brian G.

I ran across some supply line today I haven't seen before. I think it's PEX, but I've only seen PEX in magazines.

Written on it: QEST C-PB2110 / ASTM D3309 / B137-8 / Potable Tubing
Some ends were fastened with a metal ring, some had fittings.

Can anyone confirm what this is for me?

Brian G.
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Qest® and other brands of Polybutylene

http://www.terrylove.com/qest.htm

or

http://www.pbpipe.com/photos.htm

I'd google for more info.

BTW, no affiliation with above web site.

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[#4] Posted: 03/30/2004 - 5:13:45 PM
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Hi Brian,

Are you sure what you were looking at was PEX, as QEST was one on the infamous PolyButylene brands ?? Do you have any pics ??

Funny 2 others were answering at the same time, here's a hint if it was grey and leaking it's PB, if it's grey and about to leak it's still PB.

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[#5] Posted: 03/30/2004 - 5:42:14 PM
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Hi,

It's polybutylene pipe. No if ands or buts about it. Zurn, owner of the Qest brand, does make QestPex pipe, but the PB2110 identifies it as polybutylene. Now that that is cleared up. Get the information you need from pbpipe.com.

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[#6] Posted: 03/30/2004 - 6:21:02 PM
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Mucho Gracias gentlemen, as usual I'll look smarter than I am. It's a gift.

Brian G.

   
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