Hey Max, here’s some info I have about Kitec:
Kitec was the most common brand name. However, it was sold under other brand names as well, such as AmbioComfort, AQUA, KERR Controls, IPEX, Plomberie Amelioree, PlumbBetter, WarmRite, XPA, and Kitec plumbing systems can usually be identified by the brass fittings, which will usually have one of the following stamps: Kitec, KTC, CSA B137.9/10, ATSM F1974
Kitec plumbing was manufactured and widely used in homes from 1995 until 2007. The orange Kitec piping is only certified to run up to a temperature of 82°C. Higher heating causes the piping to deteriorate and high water pressure can cause the piping to fail. The Kitec fittings are made of brass, and brass is an alloy of copper and zinc. Zinc corrodes when it is exposed to oxygen and moisture. The zinc oxide causes blockages in the piping and restricts water flow. This can cause the piping to rupture and allow for flooding. Most insurance companies will want to know what type of plumbing the home has. A plumbing upgrade may be required to meet insurance requirements, or they may increase your water damage deductible or limit the amount of coverage provided.