Originally Posted by itzallmyfault
We live in a home that is approx. 100 years old. We just replaced all cast iron plumbing from basement to roof due to a bathroom leak that cost us our kitchen ceiling. Since the ceiling needs replaced, we want to remove the plaster and put up drywall.
It's interesting that I read this thread because I'm looking at property similar to yours. It was built in 1906 and I saw cast iron plumbing in the attic. I can't recall if I saw it in the basement. The kitchen has a drop ceiling and my friend said he bets that there was some water damage that was probably repaired, but because plaster is expensive, that that is why they put a drop ceiling there, and it's the only room that has it. I was hoping you didn't mind answering a few questions for me.
1) Does your ceiling have a drop ceiling?
2) What did you replace your cast iron plumbing with
3) How much did your repairs cost?
4) What was the cause that lead to your cast iron plumbing causing water damage?