I've spent the last couple of weeks replacing my copper hydronic heat in the house. I'm now a convert to PEX and SharkBite connectors.
I had to run out tonight to Home Depot to pick up one more connector and got back and realized there was an odd statement on the tag:
Note: It is illegal to sell this product in California and Vermont
Anyone know why this is? I did some Googling and found these theories from various places:
- CA has a powerful plumbing lobby and they don't like homeowners having access to easier products
- CA has strict anti-lead legislation where many brass fixtures still contain a percentage of lead
Both sound plausible and perhaps they're both true. Anyone know the actual reason?