Bought a home that's a 1959 built and goin' nuts "Home Improving." Need
I had replaced a vanity and figured to replace the faucet as well. Got
some nice stuff. Started installing. I saw the Hot an' Cold shut off valves
not shutting off too well, and figured I'll replace those as well. Oh the
gunk! What came out was not pretty.
The pipe coming out of the wall was almost solid shut with this rusty hard
crap. I had chipped away at it with the screwdriver to open up the pipe. It
was horrible. the first thread was damaged as well. Chipping away. So I
went to the store and got new pipes. Replaced them. They went into the
elbow behind the wall. I had cleaned that as well as I could from the
entrance before piping into it.
Put it all together. After a half hour I still got specs of crap coming
out. The house was vacated for several months before I bought it. Nice
house. But it seems, there are some problems. Expected some.
The big question. How do I clean these pipes out, without ripping them all
out and replace them. Big job. Very little money left after closing on the
house. Is there anything at all that can be done? I don't believe it can be
roto rooted or anything like that. Besides. If the bathroom one was full of
crap, I expect the rest of the house is like that.
All help will be appreciated with extreme prejudice.