This reply is a “follow up” from the original resident as the opening topic:
I was about to (legally) go after the manufacturer of the fittings to honor his warranty, but then I discovered that these cheap press-on fittings only have a 5-year warranty, versus the crimp-on fittings with a warranty of 25 years. In other words, it looks as though the residents of SCA can look forward to these fittings failing, now that they are 15 years over the warranty period.
Insurance will not pay me for damages caused by the leak. I am now looking forward to $60-75,000 to repair the damage and to remove and replace all remaining plumbing fittings.
FWI Reliance Worldwide Corp (RWC) is the parent company for the cheap press-on Cash Acme fittings in the SCA houses, as well as for the superior Shark Bite crimp-on fittings. Did the builder remediating the Kitec pipe cut corners intentionally, using the much quicker to install Csh Acme fittings? The builder made his profit and is long since gone and left the owners like myself, with an expensive problem 20 years later.