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Should you replace cast iron plumbing pipes with PVC?

on Dec 18, 2015
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This was recommended to us- old pipes are rusty and leaky.
  • Kitty Wiggins
    Kitty Wiggins Shreveport, LA

    I have a 100 year old house. The cast iron finally cracked. My plumber is thinking he may put back the iron. I'm leaning toward the PVC as the house shifts in really dry/wet weather. What would you put back ????

  • AL
    AL Boston, MA

    I HAVE A VERY SMALL LEAK. BUT ONLY WHEN I FLUSH MY FIRST FLOOR TOILET. A SMALL AMMOUNT OF WATER LEAKS ONTO THE BASEMENT FLOOR. I BELIEVE THIS IS THE OUTGOING WATER, WASTE ETC.. THAT GOES OUT THE MAIN 5 INCH PIPES. THE ACTUAL HOLEE IS 1 INCH BY 2

  • 22jonest

    I'm replacing my bathroom everything has been removed should I replace all the cast iron pipe at this time.

  • Cyndie S
    Cyndie S Rochester, NY

    Replace it and be done with it. Who needs rotting broken pipes?

  • Jack Moore
    Jack Moore West Jordan, UT

    I have seen a lot of issues with cast iron plumbing recently. I know it's a pretty common material in the plumbing of older houses, and even some newer ones, though it's rare. If I were you, I would replace it with PVC, as you're much less likely to

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