replace it with pvc sch 40, what you can do to offset the cost of material, when you replace it, scrap the copper out. it is going for high dollah at the scrap yard is that your basement? reason i ask, if head room was not a problem, it would be a simple fix. when you scrap out the copper, cut the fittings off. anything with solider on it goes in 1 pile pile #2 is copper with out fittings/solider copper is bought for 2 prices #1 copper=no fittings/solider #2 copper solider the difference is substantial,,,,,do not let them give you #2 price for #1 they will try
Quote: Originally Posted by frodo is that your basement? reason i ask, if head room was not a problem, it would be a simple fix. Yes, but it is in a finished bathroom that opens to a finished recreation room in the basement. 2x10 floor joists with a hanging metal framework that holds 2'x4' fiberboard ceiling tiles, so there is about 9 1/2 headroom for practical purposes. On the other hand, what is the 'realestate value' of that basement bathroom? It's full of spiders all the time. We don't use it. My wife is afraid to even walk in. We have to constantly add water to the toilet to keep out sewer gas. If the sewers flood from heavy rains, we can't use any sinks or that toilet overflows. I forgot to put water in the sink down there. Do spiders crawl up out of the sewer? I have hundreds this year. They can't be breeding. I rarely have an insect in the house, so they only have eachother to eat. Calcium deposits have sealed off the fawcetts and the toilet tank from non-use. By simple fix, did you mean to use the whole space from floor to ceiling to space out all the fittings? The vertical part is inside a finished wall. Quote: Originally Posted by frodo copper is bought for 2 prices #1 copper=no fittings/solider #2 copper solider Is this because the solder is a contaminant? All those fittings are brass. I thought brass was more valuable than copper? Is the brass reusable, or is that scrap too? Just wondering if I can replace only the copper, or if all the fittings are corroded too? Would all PVC still be cheaper? I thought there was supposed to be some drop like 1/8 or 1/4 per foot if not vertical. All those drain pipes look perfectly level. Is this normal that everything would need replaced after 50 years? Could it just be that one pipe? Toilet bowl cleaner could have gotten into there and laid for hours before the next time the kitchen sink was used.
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