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 PEX repipe - old galv not removed.
Author: Tom the Elder (CA)

A whole-house repipe, PEX replacing galvanized, was completed yesterday. Looking around the crawl space today, I see that a lot of the old galvanized pipe was not removed. The agreement said it would be removed - but is there a reason to do it other than aesthetics? Thanks.

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 Re: PEX repipe - old galv not removed.
Author: sum (FL)

There is another reason such as for insurance. In my state new insurance applications require a current wind mitigation inspection and a 4 point inspection, the four points bring plumbing electrical HVAC and roof. Presence of old galvanized piping could cause a careless inspector to note in the report that you have mixed piping of old galvanized and new PEX, insurance underwriting will then assume you are at a higher risk for water damages and jack up your rate.

Unless you want to leave some to do chin-ups!

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 Re: PEX repipe - old galv not removed.
Author: steve (CA)

Aesthetics is one reason, will it be in the way of future work is another and if the contract stated the installers would be removing it and the price you paid them includes it, they should be removing it.

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