First, I want to let you know that I’m a fan of the show. I listen on my way to church on Saturdays.
I purchased a two story forclosed home that was built in 1977. When I purchased it I knew that a water pipe had broken and that there had been a major leak in the house. I did get a home owners inspection, however, because all sinks, toilets and bathrooms had been removed, the inspector could not check the water pressure or anything that dealt with water and drainage. I have had to place 3 clamps on leaks that have occured, 2 in the attic and one in the kitchen. I noticed that there is a pipe in the attic that has been repaired, there are signs that there were about 6-8 leaks and they were “repaired.” I have thought about re-piping the house, but I am not sure how much that would cost.
I have also heard on your show that the pipes can be repaired from the inside where the galvanized pipes are sanded and then an epoxy is sent to repair them. What would you recommend? and what company can I contact to give me an estimate on either or both of these two options. Thank you.
Tom: You certainly call TDT and have them take a look at it, it won’t cost anything but I have a feeling because of the extensive butchery of the pipes that have already been there and weren’t really fixed properly that might be some … It might to be to a point where just all has to be re-plumbed and it probably is going to be what most will tell you but you certainly can get some opinions.
Charlie: You reach a point where you just got to …
Tom: Yeah, you might not be able to get … They might not be able to warranty the work as well and things to that nature because of the damage the pipe had and you should realize if you can’t check it and you have these problems that this should have been part of the deal. You knew you weren’t getting perfect pipes by any means.