Asked by: Ullah Chaparteguiasked in category: General Last Updated: 28th February, 2020
How long do iron water pipes last?
Subsequently, one may also ask, how long do iron pipes last?
In most cases, cast iron sewer pipes should last 75-100 years in a residential application. In commercial applications, the lifespan of cast iron drain pipes is 30-50 years.
Furthermore, how often does plumbing need to be replaced? A good rule of thumb for replacing supply pipes is: Brass pipes: 80-100 years. Copper pipes: 70-80 years. Galvanized steel pipes: 80-100 years.
In respect to this, how long do PVC water pipes last?
When did they stop using cast iron pipes?
If your home was built prior to 1975 then you most likely have cast iron sewer lines. High-quality cast iron pipe is approved for plumbing and is still used today. However, about 50 years ago imported steel made its way to the US.