Galvanized springing leaks.

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by Hornnumb2, May 31, 2011.

  1. Hornnumb2

    Hornnumb2 New Member

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    In the past month I have had 2 pin holes in my galvanized water line in the attic. I live in Texas and I am trying to figure out how to make it last till its cooler in the attic. Does it get holes in horizontal runs more the vertical? Could I just redo the horizontal lines first and it last through till fall? Thanks for any suggestions....Michael
     
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    It's quicker to just replace everything. I can't imagine being in the attic and trying to reconnect new pipe to old rusting galvanized.
    That would be a bear.

    If you need to get by, just throw on some repair clamps.
     
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  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    IN most cases horizontal pipes DO have more problems than vertical ones, but you also have horizontal lines inside your walls at the bottom of the vertical pipes.
     
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