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 slab foundation plumbing on a 1962 home in louisiana
Author: jackleg123 (LA)

Recently doing some work on our childhood home I accidently dug up 4 lines going into the slab of our home. One was a 3/4" copper pipe and a foot or so to the right was three -1/2" galvanized lines. I neatly cut all of the lines and added a water hose to the 3/4" Copper tubing with a shark bite and turned on. I got water to half of the home in the cold water side of the two bathrooms. No water in the kitchen, or utility room. Then I tied all four together and water was coming from underneath the galvanized lines which are located under the cast iron sewer line coming from the slab. I am totally confused. How were homes plumbed in the early 60's and was galvanized piping used?
Thanks Jackleg123

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 Re: slab foundation plumbing on a 1962 home in louisiana
Author: hj (AZ)

They were plumbed however the plumber felt like doing it, and galvanized was still cheaper than copper in the 60s.

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