Estimted cost of replacing cast iron wastewater pipe
Posted by Philippe Hensel on June 26, 2003 at 16:26:43:
We are looking at buying a 1942 house with cast iron wastewater pipes. The main drain in the basement (that collects waste water from the upstairs) was previously patched about 4 ft up from the ground, indicative of internal rust? Furthermore, there's moisture/mildew in the subfloor by the 1st floor bathroom, but we have no way of telling exactly where it's coming from.

Can anyone on this list provide a ballpark figure for having a professional come in and replace the cast iron pipes (I guess w/ PVC, right?). Is there an industry estimate for replacement cost per foot?

Thank you in advance!
-Philippe (in Washington DC area)

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