Copper Repiping

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Copper Repiping – Do it Yourself and save thousands!

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We were in the process of upgrading the kitchen and both bathrooms in our old 1950′s house, and the galvanized pipes were reaching the end of their useful life. After several quotes in the $4000 range, I decided to tough it out under the house for a week.

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The total cost of this project was around $700 for 100 feet of both 1/2 and 3/4 inch copper type-L tubing and fitings. I had never soldered a sweat joint before, but had plenty of experience with electronics soldering techniques — it’s pretty much the same.  It’s a tough, dirty job, so if you’ve got the money, consider having it done professionally. (Check back for more on how to solder copper pipes).

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