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As I type, we are having ALL of our hot water pipes replaced under the house ('can't afford the upstairs). We have had 8 leaks thus far since 2006 (one upstairs). Many of our neighbors have had similar problems and expenses. This Dura-pex pipe was NOT left out since it's date is stamped 6/24/1997 and this house was built the next month in Gastonia, NC. Water pressures have been checked, expansion tank installed in 2008, and repairs made. 'Looking for legal counsel! accurrie@bellsouth.net
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Try this for starters

http://www.kitecsettlement.com/
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Old 9/27/12, 1:28 PM
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I have had 3 repairs under my slab, 2 on the hot water side and now tis will be 2 repairs on my cold water side. today's date 9-27-2012. my home built 2005. I heard there is a class action lawsuit from one of my plumber's if you know let me know. thanks 251-406-0016
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Try this link. This is the Canadian portion of the settlement but include information for U.S. also

http://www.classaction.ca/actions/products-liability/current-actions/kitec-plumbing-systems.aspx
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Try this link. This is the Canadian portion of the settlement but include information for U.S. also

http://www.classaction.ca/actions/products-liability/current-actions/kitec-plumbing-systems.aspx

Kitec is another subject matter.
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For settlement purposes only, the Settling Parties have agreed to the Courts' certification of the following classes of Persons in regard to claims regarding the Kitec System (which may consist of components, individual parts, or as a system, PEX-AL-PEX, PE-AL-PE, PERT-AL-PERT, PEX pipe, valves, fittings, and/or components, manufactured by or on behalf of IPEX whether sold under the names Kitec, PlumbBetter, IPEX AQUA, WarmRite, Kitec XPA, AmbioComfort, XPA, KERR Controls, Plomberie Améliorée or otherwise).
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I though I was the only person that have trouble with this piping. I have had leaking started 11/11/11 and before. I to looking for a Lawyer to file a law suite. please let me know if you all find one. eljones00@aol.com. Thank you.
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i like every one else as had the same problem. Ive had 3 times the cold water line bust right on top of the hotwater heater, but was fixable being out side the wall but flooded into my kitchen messing up my floors, not quite a year ago the cold water line busted in my slab from the guest bathroom was able to fix it with a 1/2 in pipe inside my 3/4 pipe back to the supply split coming up behind my hot water heater,as of last night my hot water line busted in the slab heading to mykitchen sink and the same method is not going to work again theres to many cupplings before it comes ot of the base of the floor without taking out the cabinets and wall just for a temporary fix unitl the next occurance wherever that might be. i had benchmark come a year ago house still under warranty but the said im pretty much screwd because dura pex went belly up another company bought them out but only bought the assetts not the warranty side.so theres no one to hold to the fire so like evryone else im left to fix it out of my own pocket but my pocket is not that deep on top of the whole new ac system just had to be installed i ( onther great story)im working to hard just to live under this roof ,insurance company will onky pay for damage not new piping so before i have to replum the hole house ,so is there any type of help , national lawsuit something, house was built in 03 i bought in 2006 and the last 3 yrs all the problems started home is baldwin county or email me at justinmorris@centurytel.net
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Please add me to the ever growing list! I am having my 5th or 6th leak this year as I type this! I have neighbors on each side that have also had multiple leaks!
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We also live in Baldwin County AL. We have had 4 leaks in straight sections of red CPI Dura-Pex in the last 6 years, one of which caused a big flood. Our home was built in 2002. 3 of the leaks were within 2 feet of the hot water side of a hot water heater. 1 leak was on the cold side. 3 of the leaks looked like a pinhole (although the pex was splitting longwise in each case) and 1 was a gusher. So far, all leaks were outside of walls or slabs, but based on what I'm reading I bet we won't be that "lucky" for long. Insurance covered the first flood in 2006; we caught all the other leaks very quickly (only because we were home and heard when they started) and turned off the water to the house and were able to clean up the messes. For each one of us that reports a problem in a forum such as this, there are *many* others who don't think to do so. There is no way a problem of this magnitude can be blamed on incorrect plumbing practices. The material is simply not suitable for this use. lynnfamily-gulftel-com
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I had a new house built less than ten years ago.. I used Nibco fittings.. I have had four 1/2 inch elbows blow a hole in the middle of the elbow.. The fittings are rotting away and Nibco told be it is the way they were installed.. Not being debured was the first answer and now in writting they say it is the way it was installed.. To much flux.. The elbows are rotting away.. This has been a very expensive problem.. I do not know what to do on this end as of yet..
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We built a house in 2007 and have Dura-Pex piping. We have had two leaks causing thousands of dollars of damage. Can anyone tell me if there is a class action lawsuit? Thank you Karen Lloyd 803-371-2203
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Help Help Help. Our house was built in 2008 with dura pex piping. Our first leak came 18 myths after move in. We have had five more since then. We can't afford to have our entire plumbing replaced, financially we are drained from this. Has anyone heard any more info on a class action suit. We have talked to an attorney and he said it would take at least $100,000 to start to fund the case!!! He said our best bet was to find a huge law firm that would be willing to take the case for a class action suit? Anyone found one? I have not been lucky in finding such.
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We also live in Baldwin County AL. We have had 4 leaks in straight sections of red CPI Dura-Pex in the last 6 years, one of which caused a big flood. Our home was built in 2002. 3 of the leaks were within 2 feet of the hot water side of a hot water heater. 1 leak was on the cold side. 3 of the leaks looked like a pinhole (although the pex was splitting longwise in each case) and 1 was a gusher. So far, all leaks were outside of walls or slabs, but based on what I'm reading I bet we won't be that "lucky" for long. Insurance covered the first flood in 2006; we caught all the other leaks very quickly (only because we were home and heard when they started) and turned off the water to the house and were able to clean up the messes. For each one of us that reports a problem in a forum such as this, there are *many* others who don't think to do so. There is no way a problem of this magnitude can be blamed on incorrect plumbing practices. The material is simply not suitable for this use. lynnfamily-gulftel-com
We live in Baldwin County, Foley, and have had one leak a year ago. Now we have another one in the same area (both leaks were in the hot water pipes out by the water heater). We have a moldy mess in our kitchen as we did not find it for several weeks. We contacted the Builder (HERITAGE HOMES IN MOBILE, AL) AND THEY REFUSED TO DO ANYTHING TO HELP US. Good luck, jjmccrory61@gmail.com PS, Is there a lawsuit yet?
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Help Help Help. Our house was built in 2008 with dura pex piping. Our first leak came 18 myths after move in. We have had five more since then. We can't afford to have our entire plumbing replaced, financially we are drained from this. Has anyone heard any more info on a class action suit. We have talked to an attorney and he said it would take at least $100,000 to start to fund the case!!! He said our best bet was to find a huge law firm that would be willing to take the case for a class action suit? Anyone found one? I have not been lucky in finding such.
Let me know if you find one. jjmccrory61@gmail.com
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