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3nr 05-30-2008 10:49 PM

Should old plumbing be replaced?
 
My house was built in 1953 and I've lived in it since 1980. I now want to use it as a rental. The electric has not been upgraded, so it will definitly need work, but what about the plumbing? The water line into the house was repaired around 1985 and the sewer line was completely reworked three years ago.

Other than replacing the bathroom sink and upgrading faucets in the kitchen, my inclination is to let sleeping dogs lie.

Thoughts?

Termite 05-30-2008 10:56 PM

If everything is in good shape, I don't see much of a reason to change. You can always replace portions of the plumbing system if and when the need arises.

Alan 05-31-2008 01:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thekctermite (Post 126915)
If everything is in good shape, I don't see much of a reason to change. You can always replace portions of the plumbing system if and when the need arises.

Agreed, unless all of your plumbing walls are currently completely gutted, then this is the easiest time to replace water lines. :thumbup:

3nr 06-01-2008 12:22 PM

Thanks to both of you for responding.

If the electric upgrade involves tearing into walls, I'll take a look at the exposed plumbing. Otherwise, I'll just wait.

handy man88 06-01-2008 09:40 PM

I'd do a water test to see if the lead solder used to join your pipes are leaching into the supply.


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