questionsdoes anyone have experience with curaflo?

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Here is the website for CuraFlo:
http://www.curaflo.com/Home.aspx

Here is a website for a plumbing company in San Antonio, TX that is licensed to perform the CuraFlo process with a little more information:
http://www.brycoplumbing.com/CuraFloEpoxy/tabid/61/Default.aspx

I'm not sure how much of this is just advertising hyperbole and how much of it is accurate information. Any insight would be most helpful and greatly appreciated.

And to everyone to answered my earlier question about the shower, thank you.

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I work for CuraFlo in California. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have.

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I can't see what you have to lose by having the contractor come out, look at the property, and maybe give you and estimate. This may be the most cost effective method of deal with the problem for right now.

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@gpalaziol: Wow. Do you have some sort of google notification anytime someone mentions your company somewhere on the internet?

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@gpalaziol: Well, among other things:
1. How safe is it?
2. What preparation will I need to do prior to the contractor doing the work?
3. How long does the process take?
4. Will we have to leave the house for anytime during the process?
5. If it takes more than one day will we still have water?
6. Will we have to disconnect any appliances that draw water like the fridge (ice maker), dishwasher or washing machine?
7. Should I have concerns with my house's old pipes? The house is almost 90 years old and I'm assuming that the water pipes are just as old. Will this process extend the life or will filling the pipes with air to clean them out cause any new problems before the epoxy is ever added? Should the contractor visually check the plumbing to make sure the it can take the process?

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@wilfbrim: I'll have them visit the house. I was just wondering if anyone had any experiences, good or bad, with CuraFlo that I should consider. Contractors and advertisements are always glowing about the product.

Consumers with experience can provide first hand reports that is usually more honest.

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@thetexastwister:
1: It's completely safe! After the epoxy cures your piping will be as good as new and no longer have copper and corrosion in your potable water.
2. The only preparations you'll really need to make are to have the spaces under sinks and vanities cleared out so the crew can access all your connections.
3. Depending on the amount of connections your home has the job usually takes 2 or 3 business days.
4. That depends on your local dealer. The process involves hoses and equipment in your home so it may not be ideal to be in the home if you have children or pets during the work day.
5. A temporary water line is connected so you will have use of a sink and toilet overnight.
6. You will not have to disconnect anything. The crews will take care of all that.
7. Your local Curaflo dealer will most likely let you know. If the Curaflo process is possible for your pipes the process is estimated to extend the life 50 to 75 years.

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@thetexastwister: #7 - if the pipes are that old, I would indeed be concerned about them. Though the epoxy may seal off any holes, the pipe may be structurally weakened from years of corrosion already, and a coating will not fix that part of it.

From the explanation of the process, this also won't epoxy the piping to the shower unless the shower valve is completely removed ... which as I understand, is where the culprit is.

For a house that old, I'm guessing that there's at least a crawl space (if not a basement), which would make a full-on replacement not as bad of a job compared to say houses that are built slab-on-grade.

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Ya I don't have any experience but this is what I needed to know. I just picked up a ton of plumbing supplies for a broken toilet in Nanuet NY. I probably should have bought a new toilet and redid the bathroom. It's that bad. http://www.centralplumbingspec.com/plumbing-supplies.php