Re: replacing galvanized pipes
Posted by Casman on February 08, 19101 at 12:19:51:
In response to Re: replacing galvanized pipes
: I have a 40 year old home with galvanized steel water lines. As you have already guessed, they are full of corrosion. I was told that the main corrosion is in the horizontal stretches of pipe. As I am on a limited budget and must do the work myself, I was wondering if this makes sense. I wouldn't have to tear out the walls and the costs would be less. Am I dreaming here? Also, I understand that galvanized to copper unions promote corrosion. Any advice would be helpful. By the way, the line from the water main to the house has already been replaced with copper.

Buy a decent plumbing how-to book and go for it. I don't think it's that difficult and copper is cheap enough, just takes a little practice. I replumbed my upstairs bath completely, and with the help of the books and the guys at the local plumbing shop it was easy.

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