Renovating 1976 house- these pipes look ok?
Hi. We are renovating a house built in 1976. Our contractor is also a master plumber. He is on the fence about these pipes in the picture. One of them is bent a little. Whoever put the cabinets in banged the pipe until it bent a little to fit under a 12" deep cabinet.
My kitchen cabinet design will have a standard depth 36" wide cabinet pantry here, so the architect says the pipes will be protected and won't be a problem. Our contractor is uneasy leaving the pipes as they are. But he isn't insisting we update them or whatever it is he thinks would make them "better". If our budget were open ended, I'd improve the pipes. but we are trying to get everything done for 80k and this type if plumbing is not in the list of "must do/must have". Of course, we left a little cushion for surprises that will become must dos. However, we already ran into a few, so that cushion is used up.
Say do you think we MUST update or reroute these pipes?
(What you are looking at is pipes in the slab of the kitchen floor). One is be t over a little to the right. This bothers our contractor/plumber.
Thanks for your input!