Our home is an old Tutor, built in 1922-1924. Came in the other day, to water dripping from my foyer ceiling and down the wall. Obviously, there is a leak in the bathroom plumbing above the foyer. The pipes in the floor are the original galvanized pipes, and the leak is not visible in the bathroom. I need to know the best way to fix this problem. I have been told that the old pipes were put in the concrete that they used to pour in old bathrooms, and that the wonderful original floor will have to be broken up to get to the problem. Is this the usual case, or can the pipes be accessed from the ceiling below??? We are in the process of having a shut off valve put in to the upstairs plumbing, so this is not an emergency, I just want it done right, and hope to preserve the integrity of this old house.
Paula Early- Maede