I called the plumber out this morning to
replace my water heater. The thing was
leaking all over the garage. The only
problem was that it isn't the water heater.
There is a leak in the copper plumbing of
this old (26 years) house. We've got a
concrete slab foundation - the leak is
somewhere in there.
The plumber said he could jack hammer up the
kitchen floor trying to find the leak, patch
it, and then we could wait for another leak
to appear some day or we could repipe the
whole house through the crawl space. Either
way, I'm suddenly faced with several thousand
My questions are:
does copper piping really go bad like that?
are there other options?
how hard is the repiping option?