Drain Pipe replacment

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & ' started by rhopper, Jan 1, 2007.

  1. rhopper

    rhopper Controls Specialist

    Messages:
    2
    Location:
    Rochester, NY
    Happy New Years!!!

    My wife and I are in the process of renovating a 2 story colonial while living in it. We will sell, hopefully at a profit, when we can leave the area, date unknown. The 4" cast iron drain pipes are exposed while I'm redoing the 1st floor bath. These pipes are unsightly in the basement as they were run at about eye level and about 1' away from the wall. I had one estimate for $1600 to replace them, but he suggested that there was little reason to do so as they are in good shape and some people pay extra for cast iron because it's quieter. The basement can't really be finished as the I beams just clear 6'. Would this be a good investment?
  2. There are many thngs that you can do to renovate a house that will not recover the full investment, and this would be one of them for all of the reasons that you stated.
    I wouldn't touch the cast iron drain system, if it is in good condition.
    Mike
    (20-Year NC Real Estate Broker)
  3. Randyj

    Randyj Master Plumber

    Messages:
    1,047
    Location:
    Alabama
    I definitely agree with Mike. I would not install CI in my house for the cost and expense and labor of it...but if it's there I'd keep it as long as it's in good shape.... not always a good idea to upgrade to the latest technowhizbang stuff.
  4. rhopper

    rhopper Controls Specialist

    Messages:
    2
    Location:
    Rochester, NY
    Thank you for the feedback.

    Thank you for your feedback. I will spend my money elsewhere.
  5. Randyj

    Randyj Master Plumber

    Messages:
    1,047
    Location:
    Alabama
    Send to me... I will forward it to a very worthy cause:D
Similar Threads: Drain Pipe
Forum Title Date
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & Standpipe drain for washing machine and iron curtain/H2O softener Jun 11, 2014
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & Bedding Prep and Tips for Below Slab Drain Pipes May 13, 2014
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & Tub Drain plunger separated from linkage, stuck in drain pipe May 2, 2014
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & Draining sink into vent pipe Apr 19, 2014
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & new kitchen pipe slow draining Apr 18, 2014

Share This Page