It seems like mankind has never devised a “perfect” way to carry water into houses. We had many fewer issues before we attempted “indoor plumbing.”
Recently, I worked with a buyer in Wake Forest, NC. Heritage community, and they bought a very nice house.
In the course of home inspections, Scott Makseyn, the inspector, came out from under the house and said, “Mike, you know you have Zurn QPEX fittings?”
Nope. I didn’t know and didn’t know why it mattered.
Apparently, there is a higher incidence of waterline failure due to corrosion of the fittings.
We were fortunate to have an agreeable seller who offered adequate funds to replace the plumbing in the house.
Cary Plumbing did the turnkey replumbing job and I have a happy client. The plumbers were helpful enough that they saved a box of fittings from the house for “Show and Tell.”
For years, I have crawled under houses for my buyers, trying to learn if they were getting Polybutylene piping. Now, I have an additional concern, and find myself getting under even more houses.
So it goes…..