Re: Connecting pvc to cast iron
Posted by hj on December 13, 2002 at 08:03:48:
In response to Re: Connecting pvc to cast iron
The cleanout fitting you have has to be removed and a new piece of pipe inserted. If the fitting is clean enough, after you remove the cleanout ferrule, you may be able to use a rubber insert gasket to seal the pipe. Otherwise you will have to have a new piece of cast iron pipe leaded into the joint before you can transition to PVC/ABS.

: Hello!
: We are adding a half bath by extending the drain from a cleanout on a cast iron T. It looks like it is packed with lead (& probably oakum is my understanding). It did have a plug on it (roughly 3 1/2 inches in diameter), but when we tried to get it off, the square head of the plug came off in the pipe wrench. Are we forced to get rid of the lead/oakum and use a Fernco boot? If so, what would be the best way to get rid of the lead? Melt it with a propane torch or drill/cut?
: Thanks! --Robert

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