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Question DetailsAsked on 2/13/2015

Would you replace galvanized iron pipes in house built in 1949?

We are looking to purchase a 2400 sq ft, single story, 3 bathroom, house built in 1949. According to a recent inspection report, the house has galvanized iron pipes (general home inspection). No obvious defects noted on report. However, concerning the age, risk of corrosion, and lead contamination - 1. should we consider replacing all the galvanized pipes? 2. Recommendations on replacement pipes? 3. Approximately how much damage would this cause for the house? 4. And is there a ballpark price?

2400 sq ft, single story home
Built 1949
Master bedroom/bathroom additions added in 1980s (unsure of type/condition of these pipes)
3 bathrooms
Located in El Paso, TX
Stucco construction
Pier and Beam foundation (inspector did not access crawl space)

Any and all recommendations and advice welcome! Our family already uses AquaCera Cerametix filters for all drinking and cooking water.

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