CPVC -- should I repipe? urgent

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  1. Jul 13, 2019 #1

    jemu

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    I was having a bathtub replaced in a rental property. The plumbing is CPVC, approximately 15 years old (put in before I bought the place). Pipe do not appear to be brittle when I touch them. I've never had any leaks at this house. I'm in Florida so the pipes don't get exposed to extreme cold here.

    Plumber is recommending re-piping to PEX because he says CPVC gets brittle and fails over time. Is this true? I get a different answer everywhere I turn. Is it worth the expense and headache of paying someone to repipe or am I just throwing money away if I do this? Need to decide one way or the other pretty soon. Thanks!
     
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    found this on line

    Chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) pipe is a thermoplastic created by the chlorination of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resin. It has been available since the mid-1960s, and has an estimated lifespan of 50 to 70 years.
     
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    Run, as fast as you can. He is trying to upsale to dump lots of money in his pocket. Play the game though. Ask him for a price....THEN call two more plumbers and ask:

    1) Is replumbing necessary?
    2) How much for the full price?
    3) Who will do the wall repair? (if he says that is up to you, run!)
     
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    Thank you for the replies.
     

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