Forum Title: How concerned should I be with this plumbing in new house purchase?
Hi there - I had a home inspection on a house we are considering buying, but he scared us quite a bit telling us to budget for replacing the cast iron main waste line in the crawl, and questioned whether or not the trap was removed from the main drain. This is all based on what is seen in the below photos. Any thoughts on what appears to be the overall condition and how a big of an expense this would be? Thanks for your help.
Category: Plumber Post By: BILL WALSH (Seattle, WA), 09/10/2016

Quote: Originally Posted by frodo he is correct, the cast pipe looks to be rusted out and needs to be replaced Thanks. Is this extremely labor-intensive and expensive to deal with in a crawl?

- CLIFTON OCONNOR (Pueblo, CO), 09/02/2017

Cast iron looks the worst of it for now, in the future it's all going to need replaced by the look of the pictures. Best option would be to have a camera inspection done on the inside of the pipe. If it doesn't look too bad, make an offer based in what the line may cost you to replace, or work it into the deal.

- PERRY ROJAS (Merced, CA), 09/21/2017

he is correct, the cast pipe looks to be rusted out and needs to be replaced

- TYLER POWERS (Richland, WA), 09/26/2017

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