Re-plumbing bathroom pipes

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The bathroom pipes are in the walls and concrete floors!!!! Can they just be re-routed instead of tearing up the place???? I've got about 18 inches below floor and ceiling downstairs - don't know why. It's an old house 100 yrs or more.
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 06, 2016
    I think you should be asking a reputable plumber.Many will give you advice but possibly a route that will not be like a professionals. Sorry just telling you the truth.

  • William William on May 06, 2016
    Janet is correct! Basic plumbing the DIY can do. Rerouting involves building codes. This is a job for a professional. Strike up a deal to assist a plumber with the work for a discount.

  • MN Mom MN Mom on May 07, 2016
    I don't feel this is a DIY issue. Consult a professional master plumber or contractor for the project.

  • Johnchip Johnchip on May 07, 2016
    There is a reason these pipes are buried. But with newer technologies, there may be better ways. But it is time to make a couple calls. Take your time. After 100 years, they aren't going anywhere.

  • Diana Deiley Diana Deiley on May 07, 2016
    I'm with the other ladies.....seek the advice of a professional, and always get several written estimates.

  • Jcrafty1s Jcrafty1s on May 07, 2016
    Talk to a plumber about installing PEX piping. It can be installed with the least amount of damage to the walls. Be sure that he obtains a building permit. This is for your protection. They will make sure that the plumber is licensed and that the work was done correctly.

  • Derrick Gray Derrick Gray on May 08, 2016
    Need more information

  • One5227925 One5227925 on May 08, 2016
    Go to this old house or holmes does it right and maybe the answer will be found there. Ask them for help.