) 2) I've been told that asbestos is fine as long as you don't disturb it. I have an old falling down outhouse that whenever I stop to look at I go "HOLY CRAP!! Before pulling any trigger, make any offer contingent upon solid estimates for the repairs being within a certain dollar figure range. OP rent the movie 'The Money Pit' and you'll see what you're in for. Could the old pipes be left alone, and new pipes installed either alongside or near the old pipes, so that the heating and plumbing would be operational again? If the seller won't go along, imitate Nancy Sinatra. I'm not betting that any bank would accept such contingencies. Absent some other need (and concomitant price) to justify stripping walls to the studs... and then because you went that far being required to redo the electrical as well... I'm planning on a bath tub, shower, toilet and double sink.The house was built in 71 and the room in question is right near the new water line and septic drain.Installing new plumbing is a significant investment.
After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.When a leak is found in one pipe, it's often (but not always) a sign that the entire plumbing system is starting to show its age.Again, you should schedule an appointment with a plumber to be on the safe side.The extent of the damage is unknown to me but I want to get some figures.