Forum Title: 70% Copper and 30% Galv House Question
Hi everyone, I'm a complete newbie when it comes to plumbing, but got a question I hope I can get everyone's advice on. My wife and I just bought a house and the plumbing in the house is about 70% copper and 30% Galv. There's a couple of connected areas between the Galv and copper pipes where there is very minor wetness/leaking. There is also low/decreased water flow/pressure when multiple faucets are turned on in the restroom. Now I know the problem likely lies with the galv pipes being corroded from the inside so I want to replace those. A plumber I spoke with suggested that we repipe the entire place rather than just replacing the galv pipes with copper. But this doesn't make sense to me. Isn't it cheaper to simply replace the galv pipes with copper? Why repipe the entire house considering 70% of it is copper piping already? Thanks for the help.
Category: Plumber Post By: DANA RIOS (Enid, OK), 04/24/2016

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- ANN EVANS (Passaic, NJ), 09/06/2017

Quote: Originally Posted by ExtraMilePlumbing Depends on the condition of the old copper. Type m soft copper on slap dosent last very long. I have never seen type M soft copper. I don't think it's made. Type M is made in ridged copper but not soft.

- CHAD GEORGE (Tulsa, OK), 09/10/2017

Depends on the condition of the old copper. Type m soft copper on slap dosent last very long.

- CHARLENE NORRIS (Rancho Cucamonga, CA), 09/26/2017

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