We were finally able to get rid of the pipes that run right through the middle of our basement living room. When we were first planning the basement we tried coming up with ways to work around them but there wasn't a good option. One day we found out we could replace the pipes with new pipes that run, hidden, in the floor joists. Awesome! The only downside: the current pipes were filled with asbestos and weighed hundreds of pounds. We know our DIY limits so we left this to the pros. On Friday we had the pipes removed. It's looking so much more open already!
We didn't need them to remove ALL the pipe, just the ones that were hanging below the rafters. They cut the pipes and left the joints so we can connect our new plumbing to the old pipes that were in the rafters already.
We still have a lot of work to do but at least the heavy, asbestos covered pipers are out! Have you had to set down your DIY attitude lately and let a professional do some work on your house?
Check out the rest of our basement posts!