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Old 01-16-2008, 02:41 PM   #1
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I plan on a full demo in my master bath sometime soon and the soaked drywall is making it sooner. The main bath is in good shape from what I can tell, but will be remodeled. This is the old paper-type from what I can tell under the mold, circa 1970. The footer 2x4 is a little soggy too, but it may be ok. After replacing the copper lines in the leaky sinks with hoses and new valves, my wife wanted me to put new tile in. The floor and the wall were still wet. This is the wall opposite to the plumbing, sharing with the bedroom. I noticed in both bathrooms the faucets and knobs all move together like they were never attached to the walls. The shower tiles are loose, but the grout seems good on the leaky wall. I cut the wet, moldy drywall out and I also found a draft coming under the tub. The outside wall is far from the tub. I noticed the pipes now make noise when the water is shut off. There is no insulation in any of the interior walls in the house that I have been able to look into.

I hope I explained this well enough. Should I call a plumber? I got thrown into the poverbial fire and nothing I fixed is leaking...yet...

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Old 01-16-2008, 03:18 PM   #3
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Oh, well, umm...

What should I do or look for once I get in there? Shouldn't the faucet and knobs be secured to something? Do I need to replace any of the pipes to bring them up to modern standard (code)? What kind of insulation can I use and what's the best for sound-deadening the pipes?

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What would you do?
Ayuh,............

I'd Start in the cellar, or where ever the plumbing Comes from,+ trace out the pipes,.....
See what you've got to Work With..........
That'll help determine the Answers to most of your Questions......

Ayuh,....... If the Pipes,+ Faucets were Secured,..... Your Pipe Noises will go away........
For Insulation,...... If it's an Interior Wall,..... You don't need it......
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