Re: PVC to Cast Iron
Posted by Terry Love on May 06, 2002 at 12:47:57:
In response to Re: PVC to Cast Iron

The lead can be removed using a combination of drill with beit and a sawzall to cut portions of the lead joint out. A screwdriver will help pry out the remaining lead. Fernco makes a rubber bushing that fits in the hub of the cast iron. From that point, you can run plastic the rest of the way. Terry Love

: I believe my toilet currently has a lead pipe going from the toilet to the Lead and Oakum joint
: in the cast iron soil pipe. I just purchased the home and the ceiling was damaged from the
: leaky toilet...a flange won't fit over the lead pipe without making the flange too high off the floor...
: and a there's not enough length in the lead pipe to pull it up and over a brass flange...

: it's been recommended that the BEST way to fix the problem is to remove the lead pipe
: altogether and replace it with PVC back to the cast-iron pipe.

: i'm not really sure how to remove the lead pipe and the lead and oakum joint and then make the
: new PVC to Cast Iron connection.

: any advice or information would be greatly appreciated.

: i want to fix this so I don't have a recurring problem 6 months down the road.

: Thanks very much.

: Shaun

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