Repipe the entire house or fix the old pipes

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  1. Jan 25, 2020 #1

    Sally-sally

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    I got an old house with many slow drippings everywhere! I am considering either finding and fixing the leaks using sharkbite or maybe repiping the entire house with PEX pipes? I’m talking about a DIY solution, so which would be less time consuming, and less expensive solution? It’s an old house that was abandoned and it’s 2 floors with a basement.
     
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    Jeff Handy

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    Not enough information provided to give you any good advice.

    Tell a much longer, more complete story.

    Describe what you have now, and post LOTS of pics of existing pipes, leaky spots, etc.
     
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    breplum

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    Of course the best solution is replace.
    Always budget comes in to play.
    Also, DIY leaves room for tons of big permanent mistakes.
    There are is a reason that training matters.
    Hire monkeys (or yourself) and you get what you pay for.
     

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