Re: Cast iron sewer pipe
Posted by Larry on June 03, 2003 at 08:25:49:
In response to Re: Cast iron sewer pipe
: The Fernco rubber fittings referred to do indeed work well. But be advised that they are NOT approved by most codes for permanent installations, and they are definitely not approved to be concealed in walls or buried (with the exception of straight couplings... but you seem to be referring to those elbows, tees, wyes, etc.).

: NtP

: : The "boot" you refer to is called a Fernco coupler and they come in various sizes and configurations. They are used exactly for applications such as the one you are doing. They not only allow you to mate pipes of different materials, they are flexible enough to allow a slight correction in alignment. They are as dependable as they pipe. As far as cutting cast iron, that is a bit more of a challenge. There are snap cutters that can be rented, but most guys use a recipcical saw with a metal cutting blade, or you can use a hand grinder (this is messy and can be dangerous especially with a 7" or larger tool) From the picture I get of what you're wanting to do, I think you'll need 2 Ferncos, but they are cheap and easy to use.

Thanks for the replies. I was trying to decide whether to try this my self or hire it out. Since the sewer line is inside and certain tools and codes reqiurements are needed, I will probally get an estimate.

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