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Old 02-06-2006, 12:28 PM   #1
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I need some advice on doing the plumbing on an old house. The house was build in 1937 so it has pier and beam foundation. All the pipes are galvanized so we want to install copper now. I need to do the whole house. The house has one bathroom, gas water heater, and one kitchen sink. May be one outlet in the back of the house and one in the front for watering the yards. the house doesn't have sprinkling system. Is this the job for a pro? I like working on old houses..any comments and concerns are welcome. Thanks for your help.


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Old 02-06-2006, 01:24 PM   #2
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Sounds like a small home. If you are comfortable with plumbing and can lay it out and solder I would say go for it. Is this a one, or two story home? Is the existing plumbing accessible in a basement? If all is easily accessible you could re plumb the whole thing. In it is hard to get at the bath and kitchen areas, you might want to replace only the horizontal runs. These are the ones that will be plugged.


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Old 02-06-2006, 01:34 PM   #3
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It is a small home. I feel comfortable with pluming and I solder everyday. This is a one story and all the plumbing is easy accessible. I think one of the problmes she is having right now is poor water pressure but I checked the whole house for a lick and I counldn't find one also the water bill is not expensive. If in the main runs they are using galvanize will the horizontal also be galvanize? I will start measuring today after work and see how much pipe I need. Any suggestion on pipes? whats best? cheap? strong? and durable? Thanks.
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