Replacing cast iron sewer line in basement
Posted by Ron on September 20, 2002 at 09:31:01:
My 30 year + cast iron sewer drain line in my basement appears to be rustng through (Surface cracks and small leaks).

Must I replace the entire bad section with new cast iron piping?

If I use plastic piping, should I replace the cast iron pipes or can plastic be used as a sleeve for inside
the cracked cast iron?

I am trying to avoid replacing the cast pipe that exits the house as it passes under a concrete porch
before making it's way down the front yard. If I could put a sleeve through it, albeit I will lose some
diameter/volume, I would at least feel comfortable knowing that I do not have a sewer leak at the
edge of the house.


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