Cracked iron vent stack
Posted by M James on September 14, 1999 at 22:01:02:
I've had a weak plaster wall in the upstairs bathroom for several years and have suspected a leaky vent stack joint. When we decided to remodel I tore into the wall and discovered a 1/2" crack running up the stack 24" or so. The house is 75 years old and the pipe is cast iron. Can I repair the crack, replace just a section or do I need to replace the whole stack?
Can I use plastic pipe to repair a section bonding it to the iron? I don't relish the idea of tearing into the first floor walls. Thanks for any advice you can give me. M. James

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