At Our New Old House the plumbing was one of those things that we knew we’d have to do eventually but that never gave us enough of a problem to fix right away. However, when the faucet on our tub stopped working and we discovered how difficult it was going to be to connect a new faucet to the old pipes, we decided to hire a plumber to re-do our whole plumbing system.
Here are the old pipes to the tub:
And here are the new flex tubes, which are much easier to attach to fixtures.
Since we were going to have the plumber here anyway, we asked him to remove some of the scary old fixtures that had been left behind by previous owners. This toilet was a must to go.
And so it was gone…
And they capped the drain hole.
The pipes were all galvanized before and probably very close to original on the house and had calcified inside quite a bit. Here’s the inside of one of the valves they took off:
So, with all the galvanized gone they replaced it with Pex.
Now our water pressure is GREAT, the hot water gets to the tap really hot, and fixtures are all easy to attach!
We used John Carroll of Des Moines (Carroll Plumbing, LLC) and we were really satisfied with his work.
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