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What does a typical water leak repair cost? I know where the leaks are located and I believe approximately 15 feet of piping needs to be replaced and walls repaired and painted. Pipes are threaded black steel.
There is no such thing as a "typical leak repair". Every one is different and cost depends on what's leaking and how accessible it is. The line item above for repair of the leak allows for a lot of leeway. It could cost as little as a couple hundred
Rick - Thank you for the very good and sound advice. I am in Afghanistan so I recall there was cast iron for the drain lines and some type of black pipe for water (it was not copper, it was not galvanized, and it was not plastic/PVC). What else could it be?
Anyway - I have one last question. Is there an approved interior water piping material that is flexible like a hose? This way I could have this problem repaired without doing major damage to the walls. What's your recommendation?
I am going to look at installing PEX plastic tubing. Just give me the brand names and specifications (wall thickness) and I will close this file. I appreciate your help and I will make sure to leave a nice tip and a great review.