Replace cast iron DWV pipe?


Old 09-05-03, 12:04 PM
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Replace cast iron DWV pipe?

I'm in the middle of partially rehabbing my house and I have all of the plumbing on my 2nd floor exposed. I'm going to drywall the walls and ceilings but I wanted to find out if I should replace the cast iron DWV pipe. Part of it has already been replaced with pvc, should I replace the rest of it?

If so, any idea how much that will run me? It's a 2 story rowhouse with cast iron from the 2nd story to the roof, PVC on the first floor to the basement and cast iron about 2' from the foundation.

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Old 09-05-03, 01:20 PM
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Replacement of old pipes is always a good thing, as for how much this might cost, take a trip to a Home Center near by and see what the pipe and fitting will cost.
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Go ahead and replace cast-iron with pvc.

Peace of mind is great to have with plumbing.

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