Kitec Pipe

Kitec – What is it?

“Kitec plumbing consists of flexible aluminum pipe between an inner and outer layer of plastic pipe (PEX pipe) with brass fittings.  Marketed as a cheaper and easy-to-install alternative to copper piping, this product was sold between 1995 and 2007 for potable water, in-floor, and hot-water baseboard heating systems.” (as described on the Nova Scotia Real Estate Commission website)

Kitec_Working_with_Buyers_and_Sellers_001 – Click on document link for a detailed article provided by the NS Real Estate Commission.

If you’d like more information on our recent projects or would like to arrange for a free estimate to replace the piping in your home, please call the office at 902-453-4800 or email us at info@bremners.ca.   There are options available to make the necessary changes to the piping and ensure you are compliant with your home insurer’s requirements as well as making sure that you can sell your house in future without any unexpected costs.   Our experience in replacement of systems involving domestic water and heating is extensive and we can work quickly to resolve any system issues in the case of a home sale closing requirement.

Kitec  pipe

 

Local & Canadian Articles:

http://thechronicleherald.ca/homesnews/1155792-what-homeowners-should-know-about-kitec

http://www.thestar.com/life/homes/2015/03/06/kitec-plumbing-in-your-home-will-cost-you.html

 

Helpful websites: 

http://www.nsrec.ns.ca/ – Nova Scotia Real Estate Commission

http://www.kitecsettlement.com/faq.cfm  – this website has been set up by the manufacturer with regard to the settlement of piping claims.

http://www.kitecclassaction.ca/ – according to this website, item 14 states – “14.    To be eligible for settlement benefits, you must file a Claim Form prior to the expiration of the claim filing deadline.  The claim filing deadline will be approximately January 1, 2020.  The exact claim filing deadline will be posted once known.  You will not receive a payment if you do not submit a timely and complete Claim Form.”

 

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This photo is a recent example of kitec pipe we removed from a homeowner’s property where water can be seen between the two layers of pipe which is how the system erodes and fails.