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- Lord of the Board
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Bsuds wrote:Recommendations please for a plumber/contractor to replace all our plumbing.
We have the Poly B pipes and need to replace everything.
Sorry, didn't know replacing with PEX was implied.Sparki55 wrote:He said crimp fittings, i.e. PEX pipe. No soldering.
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Is this even possible for the average "do it yourselfer"? I have poly b and was reminded by guy who installed new tank 4 years ago. They say its not if but when it gives out and many insurance companies don't want to know or are insisting huge deductibles for water damage cover. I asked a plumber once who was inside a home doing some work i was in and he said it would depend how many bathrooms/kitchens were in home and how many levels but upwards of $10,000 was often the case!Glacier wrote:I wouldn't do it. The risks of poly b. is overstated. But if I were to replace all mine, I'd do the work myself. Plumbing is easy and the materials are cheap. If you hire someone it will cost you $7000 bucks. Do it yourself, and it will cost you $500.
When i look at mine it's not about the pipes i can see its about the pipes i cannot see and all the connections behind bath/shower. Seems you would be ripping out and redoing drywall and maybe tiles and then all that patching back up and re painting. Not for the faint hearted for sure
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My co-worker did all of his over two weekends. But he had the luxury of having an unfinished basement, so 95% of water lines were exposed. He put in manifolds, and did it all for 500 dollars.
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