Rebuilt galvanized water pipe"

I had a water pipe spring a leak. The plumber replaced that piece. He said my pipes are old and should be replaced with new copper pipe. I have galvanized pipe now. I think thats overkill and far too expensive.
I think I just need to get my pipes rebuilt. I'd be willing to take them apart and send the pipes in for rebuilding. I looked in the yellow pages but can not find any pipe rebuilders. I suppose I will have to ship them by UPSm but I need a place to send them.
I dont need them polished, just repair all the pits and dents, and check for holes,
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This has got to be a troll
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If not a troll, he has pitted brain cells.
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Be nice. Without people like that, George Carlin would have much less fuel for his comedy routines. :-)
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You think?
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I've had this done several times; it's a very expensive job but the water always comes out of the faucet much smoother afterwards.
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By definition, a pipe is a hole surrounded by metal or plastic. It sounds to me that the hole part of your pipes is working perfectly. I suggest you keep the hole as is and just have the metal surrounding it replaced with copper. This is a simple job that can be done by any plumber and will cost less since you are reusing the hole.
I suggest you remove the water from the hole before removing the metal covering as the water might not stay in place unless it is well frozen first.
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pipe.
Find an old water heater that someone has thrown out. Remove the sheet metal and insulation so the galvanized surface of the tank is exposed.
Set the tank in the middle of the basment.
Get a long set of jumper cables. Connect the + side of your car battery to the tank, the - side to the plumbing.
Spread a few pounds of salt on the floor.
Fill the basement with water until the pipes are submerged.
Electrolysis will remove the zinc from the water heater tank and plate the pipes. Don't forget to open a few windows upstairs to let out any gases formed...
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