Re: Broken Drain Pipe
Posted by hj on March 28, 2003 at 22:29:05:
In response to Re: Broken Drain Pipe
That is what you get for talking to a HD person. Lead pipes have not been used for 70 years or more and certainly not in the 50's, unless you are in a very unique part of the country. You may have a brass bushing screwed into a pipe and then the drain piece was soldered into it. If so, it is fairly easy to use a hacksaw blade and cut it out.

: My husband has been working on putting in a new pedestal sink in my bathroom. While installing the sink he accidently broke the drain pipe that goes into the wall. We were talking to the guy at Home Depot and he said that since our house was built in the 50's it could have leaded pipes. What is the best way to go about fixing the pipe and will leaded pipes make it more difficult to fix?

: Thanks,
: Rebecca

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