|Posted by LonnythePlumber on July 05, 2004 at 22:42:33:|
|In response to Re: Removing or Melting Lead From Cast Iron Pipe (Tub Drain)|
: Hello all,
: I need to remove lead from a cast iron drain pipe that my old tub was connected to. A propane tourch just doesn't seem to be getting the lead hot enough to melt and a chisel doesn't seem to be doing the trick either. Any advice from someone experienced at this would be very helpful.
: Thanks in advance,
A better replacement is to cut the cast iron pipe back close to the stack. Leave a couple of inches to reattach a no-hub clamp and dig out the residue in the remaining cast iron before re-running your drain pipe. You may need to grind off the CI lettering to get a smooth connection.
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