Originally Posted by CallMeVilla
I am told the old pipe, fittings and glue are hard to source. Know anyone who has it?
I need to transition from the old pipe to the new HDPE ...
OR, abandon the old line entirely and re-pipe back to the main with modern yellow gas pipe.
How much is your search time worth for the old pipe, etc.? Decide this ahead of time.
How likely is it that you or anyone else will ever find the old supplies?
What percent of piping would need to be replaced for you to be on the fence for transitioning or replace-entirely?
If you transition, what will future contractors say about you? Do you care?
How does each option stack up as to the Due Diligence and Duty of Care standards?
Will the transitioning last longer due to older stuff being more reliable (if it is)?
I think just answering these questions will show Due Diligence.