Re: Galvanized water line
Posted by hj on August 02, 2002 at 08:18:42:
In response to Re: Galvanized water line
His evaluation is the only proper one, without cutting the pipe to check its condition. The important thing is not the pressure when everything is shut off, but rather the pressure when the faucets are running. That is the true test of the pipe's condition.
: We are considering buying a 70 year old home. Our inspector discovered that the main water line from the street to the house is galvanized (all the lines in the house have been replace with copper). He gave us the impression that it could break tomorrow (or it could last another 20 years). It seems to me that it shouldn't be much of a problem because right now the water pressure in the house is too high (100 psi). So how serious an issue is this?

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