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paulat585 01-17-2018 09:14 PM

Copper pipe problem??
 
I have a prefab house built in 1990 on the Historic Side. Had a plumber out today to fix a leak which turned out to be either in or under the slab.

In passing, the plumber said I would have "more leaks" because my pipes are copper and will develop pits.
Two questions:
1. Is this a common problem for Villages houses with copper pipes?

2. What is the cost of replacing copper pipes if that needs to be done?

villagetinker 01-17-2018 09:20 PM

Paulat585,
I did a Google search on "copper pipe in concrete" there were many results that may answer your question.

I am not familiar with suitable alternatives, and will leave this to others.

paulat585 01-17-2018 09:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by villagetinker (Post 1506468)
Paulat585,
I did a Google search on "copper pipe in concrete" there were many results that may answer your question.

I am not familiar with suitable alternatives, and will leave this to others.

Thank you.

Topspinmo 01-18-2018 07:49 PM

Yes any house over 30 years old and some less with acidic water will deteriorate. Slab foundation are pretty expensive when compared to crawl space foundation ( which means you have access to pipes below floors) Basically all the line in your house are bypassed to the attic and then down usually done with poly tubing and pex fittings Or glued schedule 40 or 80 pvc depending on codes. Poly preferred method cause it will bend and of course not as rigid as PVC and easily repaired.

paulat585 01-19-2018 07:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Topspinmo (Post 1506793)
Yes any house over 30 years old and some less with acidic water will deteriorate. Slab foundation are pretty expensive when compared to crawl space foundation ( which means you have access to pipes below floors) Basically all the line in your house are bypassed to the attic and then down usually done with poly tubing and pex fittings Or glued schedule 40 or 80 pvc depending on codes. Poly preferred method cause it will bend and of course not as rigid as PVC and easily repaired.

Thank you.

Fredman 01-19-2018 08:47 PM

Had a condo in Venice and the whole building had to have the copper pipes replaced.


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