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Old 05-30-2008, 11:49 PM   #1
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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.
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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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