Re: replacing cast iron main drain
Posted by Terry Love on October 07, 1999 at 13:51:09:
In response to Re: replacing cast iron main drain

: I plan on replacing the main drain with plastic to make
: a future bathroom addition easier to connect
: whats the best way to disconnect the leaded connections
: without using heat? I plan on using a no-hub connector
: at the top but not at the floor, and dont want to break
: the fitting and have to tear up the basement floor.
: Thanks for any advice and tips,
: Tom

You can use a sawzall to cut the lead out of the joint, and then lift the pipe up. Fernco makes a rubber replacement seal that allows a new plastic pipe to be fitted into the hub.

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