Replacing rusty galvanized water pipes


Old 06-30-03, 07:36 PM
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Replacing rusty galvanized water pipes

We own a 50 year old small vacation home that has galvanized water pipes and every time we go there we have to let both the hot and cold water run hours before the rust clears. Recently, the meter and the service line from the main to the meter was changed, but the rust continued. Believe the problem is the galvanized pipes. One in the crawl space is rusty even on the outside of the pipe. I would like to replace the galvanized with PVC and CPVC(hot). Is this a big problem? The house is small and with only water in the kitchen and bathroom. Is this something a moderately skilled DIY can do? Any pitfalls? Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-01-03, 03:10 AM
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Go with CPVC. Here is an illustrated article on the subject from Reader's Digest "The Family Handyman" magazine:
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Old 07-01-03, 07:56 AM
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Thanks to Old Guy for the suggestion of CPVC and the RD article.
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