Because I wanted a entire copper line replaced I had a plumber do it.
I was tired of piecing it every few years.
all replaced with PVC 700 bucks.
got 160 for copper scrap:)
had line replaced from attic to basement it was a nasty job even for
the plumber. drains much better, lines have better fall
A couple of Ferncos and some glued together PVC and you should be able
to do this in a couple hours. As a bonus you'll probably make a few
I scrapped some copper wire last week and got $1.10 a pound
unstripped. For clean copper you'll get more.
If you are in the U.S. and use American currency, it will cost
somewhere between $1.00 and $20,000. It depends on what is needed,
the economy, the cost of parts, the amount of labor, taxes, and how
much the plumber needs to buy his wife a diamond ring and get himself
a new cadillac. If there's any asbestos nearby, double those figures.
I was able to make a good quick TEMPORARY repair to my 3 inch copper waste
line from the toilet lead bend using a small piece or rubber cut from an ol
d tire inner tube and two stainless steel hose clamps.
In my case, I had a drip from the bottom of the copper pipe adjacent to the
toilet lead bend solder joint. I scraped it lightly with a screwdriver to
reveal what appeared to be a tiny slot at the bottom of the pipe (leaked a
lot more afterward). Naturally, the pipe was installed with NO pitch to a
dequately empty the pipe after each use. I don't yet know how far along th
e pipe additional corrosion exists, if any, but I am determined to wait unt
il next spring before effecting a permanent repair.
Another good tip for working with old waste lines: Don't bite your fingern
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