Kitec, manufactured by Ipex, is a water pipe made from two layers of a flexible plastic sandwiching a layer of flexible aluminum. The system is completed with fasteners and connectors joining tubing together and terminating in fixtures such as shut-off valves or faucets.
Kitec was installed in homes between 1995 and 2007. In Nova Scotia it was mostly installed in oil hot water baseboard or in floor heating systems. It is usually orange in color for hot water and blue in color for cold water but can also be white or grey. It will usually have “Kitec” prominently stamped on it. It may say made in Canada by IPEX.
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