bathroom remodel plumbing

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by SleepySam, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. SleepySam

    SleepySam New Member

    Dec 15, 2008
    Our 1968 house is in bad need of a remodel in the master bathroom. The existing pipes look to all be iron (a ton of build-up and orange rust) and we've spent about $3000 having all of the drain system replaced.

    So we are going to totally re-do the bath room the shower is an odd size (with cheap tile) so we can't get a pre-fab unit to drop in. So we will re-design and re-tile that. We plan to do all of the work except for the plumbing.

    We have 2 bathrooms back to back so we figure while the wall is open we'll have both tub/shower units re-plumbed. So before we get a plumber over for an estimate --- what type of material do want to use in the re-plumbing ?

    PEX - PCV - copper ??? Different materials for supply versus drain ?

    Bottom line is I want this done right - 20yr life - and no leaks. I have no idea the trends are in plumbing materials. And eventually we will start to have the supply lines re-done as well.

    Thanks !!!!
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    I'd consider either pex or copper.

    For good help on building up a good, reliable shower that won't smell, or leak, check out
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