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 alterna ve to copper piping. Kitec was sold between 1995 and 2007 for potable water, in- oor, and hot- water baseboard hea ng systems. The sizing of the pipe require ngs from its own manufacturer, IPEX, and these ngs were made with a high zinc content that caused dezinc fying in situa ons with aggressive water condi ons. This in turn could either restrict water pressure or cause the fitting to fail completely, causing flooding and water damage to homes.

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