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Alan Kauth says:

Jeff, I didn’t actually watch this video yet. Not sure if you see all of these but I just wanted to leave a message to thank you for the outstanding and that is OUTSTANDING workmanship. Since this is for homeowners, they don’t know the difference but I do. They just see a way to do it. I don’t know if they realize they are modeling best in class workmanship. I am down in Florida where all the rejects from the other states come down to work. I laugh when I say that but it isn’t funny for their clients. Thank you. Both for the awesome job and being willing to share your work methods. Any contractor or sub would learn a lot on the right way to do things from your channel. And they do it every day. I will probably eventually get through every video you have done. I am kind of curious if your dad was a great contractor and taught you how to do things or if you just had a great mentor or mentors you worked for along the way. Great work is no accident. Now with youtube, it is easier to self learn great work due to people like you on youtube.

Michael E says:

Just about to reno my basement bathroom. Thanks for all these great videos!

Tin Man says:

I wish I knew where to get a sheet of drywall for $8.

videobserver22 says:

I’d like to see the rust in the (4″?) steel line.

Max maxvot says:

why clogging like that at 5:19 ?

Ronald Neal says:

Water pressure is fine then all of sudden it slows down. Help! installed a new faucet.

James Finnall says:

A home does not need to be that old either. I own a double wide built in 1980. It had the galvanized steel pipes for fresh water and black pipe for gas installed. Even though they are heavier than copper they would not have the risk of a leak during transport. Today I think they mostly use CPVC for fresh water. Perhaps even PEX, though I have not seen it. I converted to all electric over ten years ago and replaced the fresh water system with PEX a couple of years ago. I did not want the risk of a leak with the gas. I started having problems just as you demonstrated with no water getting through the system.

CJWarlock says:

Finally, someone said it as it is. 🙂 Thanks for the video. I’ve used PE and Alu-PEX pipes, they are indeed great to work with. Only the connectors (T’s, 90 deg elbows, 1/2″ and 3/4″ outputs) are expensive, comparing to steel pipes. Bu then again, the Alu-PEX pipe is cheaper, so… 😉

Yamil Hernandez says:

Good video, but instead of crimp, you should also consider the PEX expanding fittings (i.e. Uponor). Much better system imo, and more DIY friendly than crimp. Less subject to user error, and the joints continue tightening over time.

David Hebert says:

i’m going to search the channel for it, but do you have more videos on converting to pex?

fancypants says:

so after we cut the old galvanized water supply line, how do we connect our pex to that cut metal line? is that a simple sharkbite from the local box store? or something more complicated??

haidr king says:

remember me in the video and work because l, am from plumber in iraq

nancy bennett says:

good stuff if you diy, and how much would it cost for some one to do it

Ttf Web says:

I gutted out all the galvanized supply pipe in my house and replaced PEX over a 3-day weekend. We have a basement and a wet-wall where almost all the lines are run (2000 sf cape cod) – so it was an easy set-up. Anywhere I could, I ran the lines through the floor up the back of the cabinets to minimize any demo. I worked in the trades (mason), but plumbing is DIY for me. PEX is a great product.

amira___y says:

Thank you for taking the time to post these videos! Great eye-opening information that everyone should make themselves aware of!

The Migraine Guy says:

I agree with the Pex upgrade, but the crimp connectors are inferior to the AquaPex expansion connection. The expansion connection takes a few practice runs, and little investment, but you will love it when you’re done. #uponor #milwaukee

Jim Rr says:

A lot of that steel pipe was so lousy it only lasted sixty, seventy years.

Topher Quick says:

My new favorite channel on Youtube, I love this guy

deftdawg says:

PEX is great stuff, however if you’re replumbing I also suggest you consider running a copper cold water line in addition to PEX to your kitchen sink (where you drink, get pot water). I find water coming through PEX has a bit plastic-water-bottle-left-in-the-sun taste to it. Use the pulled PEX cold as a backup, should that copper ever fail.

Greg H says:

Hey, what is your opinion about Kitec, a type of PEX. I’ve read the connections have too much zinc which might create corrosion.

Matthew M says:

So happy I found this channel. Thanks you rock!

outoftime says:

wat bout pvc

haidr king says:


My Acrylic Journey says:

Thanks for the information. Rebuilding our bathroom right now. Will definitely be removing all of the old galvanized pipes.
Should I also replace our cast iron vent/drain stack with PVC while we’re at it?

David Zeeman says:

Hi Jeff, love your channel. Would you ever do a video on how to float a wall? Thanks again for all of your videos!

dmarm339 says:

Thank you for the nice vid. Your voice sounds a bit like RedGreen’s.

Earl Laamanen says:

Maybe I missed it, but that 4″ cast iron stack behind you also needs to be replaced while the wall is open. The stack in my 1924 house was down to 3 or maybe even 2.5 inch inside diameter from all the corrosion. Cast iron is nice and quiet but at that age its worth replacing with ABS or PVC. Here was mine:

roblox maniac danceand shake says:

Very helpful info!!!

Your Hunting Buddy says:

PEX is not code by me. Do you recommend Propress?

Mike B says:

About 15 years ago renovated my kitchen and I took out the steel pipe that was in there, and this was a house built in the late 50s, and yup you could not see daylight through the pipe it was so clogged, made me sick to my stomach to think that I was drinking water that ran over that crap all the time… Now unfortunately the drain pipes are a bit more difficult to deal with because they go under a concrete pad in the garage and replacing them with ABS is a whole different ball game of expensive (and work)

Corsair logo says:

These vids are a little fruity but as a tradesman myself he never pushes any bs like other channels on here and has a high level of legitimate knowledge. When you go to learn something the best person to go to is someone who still works every day with a fresh mind to take from, that’s the same for any trade

Matthew Braun says:

I changed my entire house to PEX and PVC (drain) last year and I was shocked at the sight inside those pipes! PEX and PVC are cheap and was an easy DIY project for me and my wife.

Big Mike is talking says:

Wow, looks like my arteries.

the frugal landlord says:

I’d just use an angle grinder.

Julie Gurley says:

Are there any toxins related to plastic pipes that we need to think about, especially, is less frequently used lines in spare bathrooms, etc?

Janice Berardinelli says:

As always, Thanks! As always, excellent!

Colin Page says:

pex must be easy to work with. My 800 square foot house was repiped from the meter for $2300. for that price I wasn’t even going to bother attempting it myself.

the frugal landlord says:

Don’t they got some non flammable cloth? And I’d have a fire extinguisher handy when I do use an angle grinder.

Naim Osmanaj says:

8 bucks sheet of drywall? Where!?

Sidney Mathious says:

That is a nice tip and I have the newest pipe in my newest house and I know the lines won’t rust, and the old house had the PVC pipe in it also and it didn’t have a problem either for me. Our mother’s house may have old steel pipe in it though. Thanks so much for sharing this tip with everyone and I hope everyone finds if helpful.

Matthew Waldner says:

Thanks for the great videos. I would love to have a video on replacing cast Iron sewer stacks/pipes in the house.

Shawn Vandenabeele says:

The new (pex) it’s exspensive and copper is proven long lasting.pex is not a long period tested product!!and it’s exspensive the fittings are costly!

drumrboynoid says:

Is steel the same as galvanized? Also, does copper piping leach copper into water at all?

lolMyke says:

What pex did you use? Looks like single wall. I use super pex. Double wall pipe. Or pex a. Which is way better then pex b

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