What can I use to replace polybutylene pipe?
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Is polybutylene piping the same as PEX?
Even though they are both plastic, PEX tubing has different properties than polybutylene. PEX is tougher, can withstand heat better, and harder to cut through than polybutylene. It's been used safely for portable water in the United States for the past two decades.
Is polybutylene piping illegal?
Though not banned, polybutylene pipes are no longer sold in the United States market. Most homes built after 1995 should not have polybutylene pipes, but there may still have been piping available and some plumbers may have still been using them.