Cap/seal retired galvinized water piping?

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Old 09-03-11, 02:11 PM
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Cap/seal retired galvinized water piping?

Hello,

I have replaced my existing galvinized water lines with pex and am wondering what to do int he event that I cannot removed all of the old galvinized.

The work is on the second floor, and the galvinized pipes are cut in the basement and on the second floor. Should I seal or cap these lines in any way? Or does it make no difference at all?
 
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Old 09-03-11, 03:51 PM
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You don't need to do anything with them if they are disconnected at each end. This is known as "abandoned in place".
 
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