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clwclw 08-20-2012 08:33 PM

Need Advice - Rusted pipes
 
Hi everyone.

I have some pipes that are rusted but am not sure on which direction I should take going about repairing it. The issue is it seems like part of the pipe which goes underground is starting to rust. I can't think of a way to replace it. It is hard to dig deeper as it is concrete.

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jaydevries 08-20-2012 08:49 PM

are you on a slab, crawlspace,basement?

clwclw 08-20-2012 08:52 PM

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Originally Posted by jaydevries (Post 993084)
are you on a slab, crawlspace,basement?

we are on a slab

jaydevries 08-20-2012 09:01 PM

location so we know climate

clwclw 08-20-2012 09:03 PM

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Originally Posted by jaydevries (Post 993100)
location so we know climate

Garage near the water heater

jaydevries 08-20-2012 09:07 PM

sorry location as in state

clwclw 08-20-2012 09:31 PM

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Originally Posted by jaydevries (Post 993107)
sorry location as in state

North California

joecaption 08-20-2012 09:39 PM

There is no "fixing that", it all going to have to be replaced.
Time to call a plumber, not a very DIY job.
Sure looks like there something very wrong with the water it's self to have that much corrosion in the middle of the pipe like that in that many places.

Most often it rust out at the threads or under the slab not in the middle like that
Along with getting the pipes replaced I'd play it save and also get that water tested.

jaydevries 08-20-2012 09:46 PM

do you know where pipes go after entering floor and do you have access to them

clwclw 08-20-2012 09:49 PM

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Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 993130)
There is no "fixing that", it all going to have to be replaced.
Time to call a plumber, not a very DIY job.
Sure looks like there something very wrong with the water it's self to have that much corrosion in the middle of the pipe like that in that many places.

Most often it rust out at the threads or under the slab not in the middle like that
Along with getting the pipes replaced I'd play it save and also get that water tested.

Thank you - I was get it tested for sure this is great advice.

clwclw 08-20-2012 09:49 PM

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Originally Posted by jaydevries (Post 993133)
do you know where pipes go after entering floor and do you have access to them

I do not have access to it - my best guess is it goes underground and back up outside to where the main water shutoff valve thing is.

joecaption 08-20-2012 09:51 PM

Is this city water?

clwclw 08-20-2012 10:09 PM

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Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 993139)
Is this city water?

yes this is the city water

jaydevries 08-20-2012 10:16 PM

you can add crown molding to hid new pipe.
or if this is the supply that enters into house you might look into directional boring

VIPlumber 08-20-2012 10:32 PM

Picture quality isn't the best, but the type of pipe seems to be galvanized, at least to my eyes. But no matter what it type is it'll need to be replaced. Looks like some water with a high mineral content. After you get the results back from the water tests you might want to start looking at treating your potable water.


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