Rusted galvanized pipes - how bad is it?
My wife and I recently purchased an older (1950's) house. We knew it was going to be a project going in -- but to what extent we couldn't be sure.
I got the (city) water turned on today and ran the tub, shower, and faucets. I expected some rust from the old plumbing, but what I saw exceeded my expectations. After 5 full minutes running the tub and kitchen sink, both were still running extremely red/brown. I've worked with old houses before and usually it clears up after a few minutes, haven't seen this much buildup before. Pressure to both was still very strong.
I posted pictures of the kitchen sink and bathroom tub on my blog, see the link below.
Any advice? I'm all for trying not to replace the existing pipes, but if they're so far gone it is necessary, I'll get the work done (Copper, PEX, PVC?) as needed. Appreciate any opinions from the forum. Thank you in advance.
Here is a link that might be useful: Water Pictures - My Blog