Why you Should Remove Your Steel Plumbing ASAP!

Why you Should Remove Your Steel Plumbing ASAP!

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Amber Swartz says:

Do you have any recommendations about replacing cast iron drain pipes? Do those also have a expiration date? We are replacing our pluming to our upstairs bathroom. The cast iron pipe doesn't sow any signs of leaking, but I'm wondering if we should replace it while that space is still open. We plan on dry-walling over it after renovations are complete. Thanks for the videos! We definitively have all the old school piping going on. I won't want to see what the inside of our pipes look like!

nicolasroberge says:

My hot water monoflow heating pipes are steel from the 50s. Do you recommend replacing them if I want to finish the basement?

Lee Olaeta says:

The only reason the steel pipe was blocked was because of the last plumber putting a copper adapter into a galvanized steel elbow. What moron did this.
When you galvanized pipes do become partially blocked. The don't lose pressure. The lose volume. If you hadn't had to open the wall that drain line was in. It can be braught back to just line new. First thing. Dig that brass adapter out of the old galvanized tee in the wall. Instead of having a brass adapter in it then a brass tail piece soldered into it. Which causes more electrolysis and blocks up the cast iron drain line. Get rid of that. Snake the line really well. Good as new.

Now, If you have the opportunity to open the wall for a remodel or something like that. Then by all means install a new drain line. ABS or PVC.
As for the life of copper pipe. Stop using junk copper. Start using Type "L" copper pipe. It will out live you or I. It will Even outlast the child you have install it.
99% of the homes that get replumbed with copper or pex style piping do not need to have all of their pipes removed & replaced with new.

I did a house about a month ago that had 3 different plumbers show up. Give 3 different prices. They all said the old galvanized steel pipe "Must" go to pick up any kind of volume or pressure. The lowest price was 2900 dollars. I told them I'll fix the pressure & volume problem for 1200 dollars. But I will not be replacing the old Galvanized pipe. It just doesn't need to be done. After I looked at it. I told them. If it doesn't change their problem. They don't have to pay me. I'm very confident in what I do.
Oh by the way. They wrote me a check before I drove away. I told them they can wait for a couple of weeks to make sure I did what I said I would do. They insisted they pay me. They said "it's as good as it was brand new when they built the home over 50 years ago". They asked for more of my cards. They will pass them around to their neighbors. I've been back to their neighbors several times since working on their home.

hotzpacho says:

Amazing how ignorant people are of plastic tubing. Everyone believes what advertising tells you. Look into purdue university environmental engineer whelton who has done extensive studies on pex tubing. You'd be amazed how ignorant and naive you've been.

Brett Wood says:

My house was built in 1917, I'm long over due. atleast I know I'm not deficient in iron. XD

Tiberium Sun Wars says:

But at this point do you even think there will be life on Earth in 40 more years?

Mike Zeke says:

Lol. It lasted long enough.

pastel dreams says:

I removed a house full of it that was 40 y.o. and you couldn't see any opening inside. Was amazed anything came out the end.

Stephen Hill says:

Is that what the city's supply line's look like then? I can't see them going around ripping out all the piping to everybody's house every time the industry makes a standard upgrade.

Ewen McDonell says:

Just a question about hooking up my fridge to the sink which is not close. I am thinking of using pex piping. As it is a polyethlene product, will it add taste to drinking water and could the water be bad for for my health.

Scott Free says:

I could never use plastic lines, plastic is already in to many things

el ojos mora says:

en donde puedo con seguir las mangueras

Marc Gene says:

you fail to mention that is way over half a century worth of usage…

razordowntheroad says:

I wasted 8 mins. And he never mentioned pex.


Water is NOT my friend, right now, grrrr!

O A says:

European been using pex for a very long time. I have built my house in Europe and did everything with pex 30 years ago and still works great. Never had issues.
I would only suggest not to buy pex at Home Depot or Lowe’s because quality of the pex pie is not very good. Go to your plumbing supply or have your plumber buy it.
Pex and fittings cost more then copper but plumber will get it the job faster.
There is no savings in it, at the end it’s the same. Labor more material les or material more labor less.

Have licensed plumber do your plumbing. I don’t think this guy is licensed and honestly shouldn’t be doing this for others.

Ca Jo says:

What if you accidentally cut a gas line?!

jothain says:

Lol. In nordics it has been studied that pex has soluble chemicals which aren't good for health.

Bradley B says:

I've had pex in my house for the last 6 years and haven't had any issues

Nigward Tentacles says:

sponsored by pex hahaha

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