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Corroded water pipe needs replacing - advice pls

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Water Bills
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Water Bills
A leak has been fixed by Bristol Water but they also said the pipe within my boundary is corroded, especially the underside, & needs replacing.
It's not covered on home insurance because it's wear & tear, not accidental.
At the moment, the pipe isn't leaking but I'm thinking it's better I fix it before a leak happens!
I have no idea where to start, I don't know any plumbers & am petrified about how much it's going to cost me!
Any advice welcome.
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  • SwipeSwipe Forumite
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    I had a new mains pipe installed 9 years ago using a hydraulic mole, so no trench dug. As a rough guide I was quoted £30 per metre of pipe laid and £150 for the new entry point.
  • Dannii75Dannii75 Forumite
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    Swipe wrote: »
    I had a new mains pipe installed 9 years ago using a hydraulic mole, so no trench dug. As a rough guide I was quoted £30 per metre of pipe laid and £150 for the new entry point.

    Wow! that's a LOT more reasonable than I was thinking!
    You've just brought me down off the ceiling.... a bit!
    Thanks!
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    Dannii75 wrote: »
    Wow! that's a LOT more reasonable than I was thinking!
    You've just brought me down off the ceiling.... a bit!
    Thanks!


    Well my pipe was 40m+ long ( i have a long drive) so it did cost me just shy of £1500
  • Dannii75Dannii75 Forumite
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    Swipe wrote: »
    Well my pipe was 40m+ long ( i have a long drive) so it did cost me just shy of £1500

    Even that was less than the thousands whizzing around my mind... as well as the JCBs digging up my concrete floors!
    My driveway is all of 3m. I just hope they don't have to go under the house - concrete floors! eek!
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    They are not allowed to go under the house. They will need to go around the house if the entry point is at the back.
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    Swipe wrote: »
    They are not allowed to go under the house. They will need to go around the house if the entry point is at the back.

    What?!?! I had no idea! I was thinking my carpets would have to come up, the a trench through the house....
    you really are very helpful! thanks! Next time I hit the ceiling I'll pick up the bat phone to you! :)
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    If they use a hydraulic mole (that tunnels under the ground pulling the pipe) there will be no need for trenches, maybe a few holes every 12 feet or so.
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    Swipe wrote: »
    If they use a hydraulic mole (that tunnels under the ground pulling the pipe) there will be no need for trenches, maybe a few holes every 12 feet or so.

    Excellent! music to my ears!
    Thank you! :beer:
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    Swipe wrote: »
    They are not allowed to go under the house. They will need to go around the house if the entry point is at the back.

    if there is a existing duct under the house for the old pipe then can use that, even new builds have pipework under houses still.
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    deanos wrote: »
    if there is a existing duct under the house for the old pipe then can use that, even new builds have pipework under houses still.


    To clarify what I meant, they are not allowed to mole under the house. I was specifically told this when I requested they send the mole under my garage.
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