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Do you recommend a professional plumber to replace the pipes in the basement laundry tubs, just the ones that are above the tub, or is it something the average person can do? The pipes are very old, my guess is from the 1950s so quite rusted stuck.
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Do you recommend a professional plumber to replace the pipes in the basement laundry tubs, just the ones that are above the tub, or is it something the average person can do?
Yes. The average person would not be motivated enough, hard working enough, and willing to do the time and study to take this on DIY. The average person might even have a hard time posting a photo of the area of the proposed work.
 

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Do you have the equipment to cut and thread the pipes, or would you be making countless trips to Ace Hardware or Home Depot to get them cut and threaded?
 
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Do you have the equipment to cut and thread the pipes, or would you be making countless trips to Ace Hardware or Home Depot to get them cut and threaded?
I assumed I could make one trip to Ace and replace the old parts with new ones and they would fit, but I guess from your reply it's not that easy. Nothing is as easy as I think it should be when it comes to home "repairs". Always at least twice as long to do and twice as expensive. Appreciate the reply.
 

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Without seeing what you have, it's hard to say how easy the job would be. Old, galvanized piping (if that's what you have) could literally fall apart once you started to take it apart. If it really is from the 50's, it's like 70-years old, approaching 80. You don't know what will happen once you touch it. If you can't isolate that area, you might be without water in the house until you can get it back together, and that might be awhile.
 

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...However, on the other hand...

Some DIYers get satisfaction from "doing it" with no regards to cost or time invested. After all big orange tells them: You can do it, we can help.
 
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