Home Buyer Beware: Dux Qest Plumbing

Home Buyer Beware: Dux Qest Plumbing

What Is Dux Quest?

Dux Qest is a black plastic pipe used for plumbing in houses during the late 1970’s to early 1980’s. Within ten years or so, it was recognised as a serious problem with pipes and fittings bursting all over the country.

What Does The Old Dux Quest Pipe Look Like?

 Dux Quest pipe is very distinctive, it is a black hard rubbery piping that has small white writing running up the length of the pipe. it is around 2cm in diameter and it is slightly flexible when bent with two hands.

How does Dux Quest plumbing affects my house?

Leaks can go undetected for days, even weeks and sometimes years. As the house soaks up a gradual leak, before you know it, it finally gives way entirely or becomes saturated.If the home was built between the 1970’s and 1980’s there could be an underlying defect waiting to happen as it may have had Dux Qest piping installed.

How can we help you?

During our inspections we may find skirting that has swollen or areas of paint work that is flaking or has discolouration. This is when we use the moisture meter and look for elevated moisture readings. The Building Inspector will combine these two bits of information to assume what is going on behind the associated building materials.

The product was found to be faulty and within a decade, pipes and fittings were bursting throughout New Zealand causing moisture damage. If you have concerns when buying a new home, feel free to give us a call on 0800 454 645.

In news

Watch Peter Jackson from Peter Jackson Plumbing on one news speaking about Dux Qest Pipe & Fittings.

The warranty for Dux Qest expired years ago and so has the company that sold it. So, if your Building Inspector suspects or if they do find Dux Qest in the property, steps can be taken to ensure the product doesn’t have any current issues. The Building Inspector may recommend a Licensed Plumber carry’s out a Plumbing Inspection!


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