[–] chags 1 point

I'm guessing this was a pipe?

[–] PMYB2 2 points

Was being the operative word, it has ceased to be a pipe, I’m not sure what it is now but it is not a pipe.

For the life of me, I will never understand why people would use plastic plumbing, let alone not insulate the areas that the plumbing runs through. Reminds me of my lazy boomer mother I made squirm for three days when the plumbing in my dead grandmothers home burst two winters ago. Just under three thousand dollars to repair burst plumbing, two mains, and pump a flooded basement filled with an additional two thousand dollars in drinking water.

From the look of the area, you got to it before you were anywhere near that outcome.

Where are they using PVC for anything other than drains? I've only ever seen PVC used for drains, and it is fine for that as drains aren't under pressure. This is the first time I've seen PVC where it is implied to be a feed pipe and not be outside.

And before anyone gets all uppity about metal pipes, I had a copper pipe/fitting fail in a damn slab that was done in the 1980s so I don't want to hear it. Shit fails.

[–] PMYB2 0 point

Oh yeah as soon as it happened I killed the main and it wasn't that bad, I replaced it with pex supposedly that doesn't burst but its still plastic.

At least you weren't gone for a week while it was going on.

True as is the bathroom was flooded and it only took maybe 10 min to get the water shut off.

I agree. Nobody wants a floor to be that filthy.

[–] PMYB2 0 point

You try to keep a clean floor when your fixing pipes.

[–] Timmy 0 point

Looks like a case of spontaneous PVC life.

Let me guess ... freezing temps meet modern water pipe?

[–] PMYB2 1 point

Cpvc replaced it with a couple shark bite fittings and prex I think is what it’s called, it doesn’t burst like pvc does.

[–] Boone 0 point

Pex is better then pvc imo it supposedly can freeze and not bust. The fittings can bust and they are expensive so you should still wrap