Updating plumbing old house
She hired Jack Hope of Hope Plumbing in Indianapolis, who found a secondary clay sewer line overrun with tree roots.Krause, who wasn't aware of the clay sewer line, says she spent about 0 to install new sections of sewer pipe and a new cleanout."We love the history, the character and the charm," she says."So the repairs are worth it." , a former Angie's List senior editor, managed the Angie's List Experts contributor network and the Angie's List Answers Q&A forum.Galvanized steel pipes tend to corrode from the inside, and the corrosion gradually reduces the internal cross-section and restricts waterflow.
If your old house has galvanized pipes, replacing them is a good idea.Making small repairs, such as replacing corroded sections of pipe, may temporarily solve the problem, but if it's a widespread issue, Jasper recommends replacing all supply lines with a new material such as flexible PEX or copper pipes.