how to remove a blind cast iron plug from stub-in??

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by firsttimer, Aug 30, 2005.

  1. firsttimer

    firsttimer New Member

    Aug 30, 2005
    ugh... how in the heck do you remove the cap on a toilet stub-in??? it appears to be a cast iron plug thats been pounded into the center of a gasket sitting in the waste pipe (blind plug). i've tried tugging on the rubber gasket for better part of an hour now, and i don't think the thing is moving at all.... should i be spraying wd-40 down around the plug joint to the gasket? i'm about the pull out the sawz-all and call it good. Please help before i do something drastic!!!
  2. thezster

    thezster New Member

    Jul 18, 2005
    Retired young... day trade stocks - and to keep bu
    Fort Collins, Colorado
    Whoa there... have a beer and relax.... I don't have a clue personally - but know that someone on this forum "will" find you and offer professional advice..... Thank God for PVC and Copper......
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  4. firsttimer

    firsttimer New Member

    Aug 30, 2005
    the solution

    just an FYI for those that may come across this same issue. I did manage to get the plug off, thanks to DH. basically, he performed the same procedure as I did (pulling and pounding the crap out of the rubber gasket and plug, only with slightly more power than I). After about a half hour, he came up looking rather put out and said it was off. I went down to verify, and sure enough, there was the rubber gasket in approximately 100 pieces and the plug was sitting on the floor. let me just say, those things SUCK! better luck to the rest of you and know that it does eventually come off (minus the use of a sawz-all)

    now on to my ceramic tiling adventure. i'm sure i'll be back when i get to setting toilet/vanity... CIAO!
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