12:31PM | 11/11/04
Member Since: 11/10/04
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We recently had all our galvanized pipes switched to copper. The house was built in 1942. However, when we got to the bathroom we discovered 3" concrete subfloor that had to be broken up in places to get to the old pipes. Our delimna is what to do? Remove the rest of concrete, replace it, attempt to patch it. If we have to replace it what would be the best material?




01:43AM | 11/19/04
Member Since: 11/07/04
83 lifetime posts
I have the same problem. I can't think of a good reason to keep that old concrete floor. If your pipes leak again,you'll have the same problem. I am going to break ours up and get rid of it. Then I am going to put down a wood subfloor that will support the tile I put in.

A gentleman who lives near me had his pipes burst while he was on vacation. The bathroom flooded until the floor collapsed bringing all the concrete down onto the lower level with such force it went right through the floor in his dining room to the basement.

Another suggestion I would make is to find a different path for your pipes if you have an alternative to putting them in the bathroom floor.


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