How to change pipes in the apartment

How to change pipes in the apartment

It is no secret, that pipes in the houses built 30-40 years ago earlier have developed the resource for a long time. For this reason many owners of apartments want to change them. There is such procedure from 5000 to 8000 rubles. However, it is possible to make easily replacement and independently.

It is required to you

  • - pipes;
  • - Bulgarian;
  • - fixture;
  • - putty.


1. Before changing pipes in the apartment, it is necessary to perform rated works at first. For this purpose it is necessary to measure pipe in height and on diameter to know for sure what replacement to you to buy. Because the new pipe has to enter easily to the place of old. Further be defined of what material you want to make pipes. It can be plastic, cast iron, steel, asbestos cement, etc. Surely measure also entrances exits of pipes that they coincided on diameter with the remaining distributing. Consider how many pipes are necessary for you. After that you can go to shop or to the market behind necessary repair material of plumbing.

2. Replacement of pipes in the bathroom and in toilet happens according to the following scheme. At first it is necessary to find where at you the main distributing is in the apartment. After to block both valves on water to close access from the general pipe to your apartment. Old pipes which already ask replacements need to be cut off. Experts recommend to carry out all sanitary works as reliable tools, like the Bulgarian.

3. You should not try to cut out pipes from strut by means of hacksaw because in this case you should saw it long. Especially, if this cast iron pipe. Further you need to take new pipe and to insert it to the place of old, observing the direction of the last. Try to lay pipes so that there were as little as possible joints and connections. Otherwise you risk to receive many places of leakages of water sooner or later.

4. Connect new pipe to distributing, close up the turned-out slots special fastenings or construction materials. As them it is possible to use special hermetic putty which will protect pipes from course. Check stability of the turned-out design and connect to cranes, having opened valves.

5. If you change both pipes at once, then can make also peculiar re-planning. For example, immure pipes in wall or in general move them to other place - there where it is convenient to you.

Author: «MirrorInfo» Dream Team