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ron51jez

07:39AM | 09/06/05
Member Since: 09/05/05
1 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
Hi,

I live in a house that was built 65 years ago. The drain from the bath tube, on the second floor,is leaking and dripping into the living room. The problem is that the floor in this old house has a concrete floor and the drain was run thru the concrete instead of between the floor and the ceiling. To repair the section of pipe with the leak would require that I break up the floor. Is there a way to run some type of liner in the old drain past the leak so I would not have to tear up the concrete floor?

Thanks,

Ron From Cleveland

RayVinZant

08:00AM | 09/10/05
Member Since: 08/29/04
227 lifetime posts
Your best and longest lasting solution is to bite the bullet and have a professional come out and replace it. I realize its an expense, but old homes require regular care and maintenance. Take consolation in the fact that upgrading a bathroom will give you longer times between repairs and give you higher resale value on your home. If people know they are going to have to make repairs when they buy a home, they will spend less money, then if they know things are in good working order and well maintained.

By the way, I've had to do this in my old house that was built in 1927. But, it was beautiful when it was done.

Good Luck

Raymond VinZant Plumbing Prof.
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