cast iron

  1. Paul E.

    Slab on Grade - Missing Bathtub Trap?

    House was built in 1969, slab on grade, single story, located in Texas. I'm converting the master bathroom tub to a shower. After pulling the cast iron tub out, I noticed two things. 1. I seem to be missing the compression nut on the 1-1/2" copper drain line. 2. Where's the p...
  2. TheOverThinker

    Repacking an inverted oakum / cast iron 4" joint on a sewer stack?

    How, and who, can still repair old oakum joints that are inverted. Situation is a 4" CI waste stack comes down from the roof above the top floor toilet in an condo. Just above the toilet, it branches downward for the tub. The walls and everything are all finished. mostly with tile. The three...
  3. KiviP

    Cast Iron to PVC Support

    Hey guys, I am doing a bathroom remodel and had to replace a portion of the Cast Iron pipe. For this piece, I hired a plumber. He came out and cut the pipe inside the opened wall instead of the attic. The attic piece has other stuff connected to it and he felt like the pipes are in good...
  4. SeaDave

    CI Stack Question

    Terry, Switching from my son’s second floor remodel to my own 1926 single story cottage with basement. There is 1 bedroom and bathroom on the main floor and a second bedroom/ bathroom / laundry in the basement. Currently remodeling the main floor bathroom, and replacing the supply and drain...
  5. Kurtjs86

    Cast iron question for powder room

    So I’m remodeling my powder room( my house was built in the 40’s) and the subfloor was bad by the toilet and the flange was cracked. I tore out the floor and was going to use an expandable flange but I’m just not sure how serviceable the cast iron is. I was going to cut it right past the elbow...
  6. Kurtjs86

    Cast iron question for powder room

    So I’m remodeling my powder room( my house was built in the 40’s) and the subfloor was bad by the toilet and the flange was cracked. I tore out the floor and was going to use an expandable flange but I’m just not sure how serviceable the cast iron is. I was going to cut it right past the elbow...
  7. K.C.

    Should I replace cast iron?

    Hi all, new here and new to owning a home as well (and have no plumbing experience at all!). Hoping you all can advise whether I should replace my 1944 house's original cast iron plumbing with PVC. I've read that cast iron has an 80-100 year life span, and it's at 77 now. I'm in the process of...
  8. Eclecticmn

    How are cast iron radiators moved? Hard to take apart and reassemble?

    So .... I found a free cast iron radiator on local craigslist, for free. 19 in high, 13 in wide, and5 1/3 feet long. I hired 2 movers who arrived on site and learned they could not move it. I did not have to pay. Lesson learned. I recently found one cheap on craigslist and do not know the exact...
  9. Eclecticmn

    What pipe metal to use for cast iron radiators?

    When I go to Home Depot I recall seeing black pipe, galv iron, and galv steel piping. What should I use to pipe in cast iron radiators?
  10. Eclecticmn

    What valves to use for hot water cast iron radiators?

    I have a hot water cast iron radiator system. It has separate supply and return pipes. My kitchen had slant fins that never got warm. I do not want to rehash that issue. The kitchen had not seen heat since at least before 1998 I recently learned. In a desperation to troubleshoot I cut the 3/4...
  11. rsimoneaux

    Old tub drain leaking

    We discovered a leak at a joint where the tub drains. House was built in 60s and the drain lines under the slab are cast iron. Not sure what going on where the leak is.. Looks like maybe copper to cast iron. The pipe with the weird flat flange must be part of a trap - holding water. Any...
  12. arkanos

    Moving basement bathroom rough-in; cast iron under slab

    I'm planning to finish our basement which includes installing a 3/4 bath. The existing rough-in is terribly placed and basically unusable for anything other than a 1/2 bath, and it would require walling in one of the 2 basement windows. There is an sewage ejector sump that is original to the...
  13. NY5050

    Free Standing Tub

    Hi, first time posting, but love the info on here. I have hopefully an easy question (though its not for me). I removed an alcove tub and a brass tubular bath waste & overflow drain. What I have left I'm assuming is cast iron pipe and cast iron p-trap. The top of the p trap sits a few inches...
  14. GoodGuyGreg

    Faucet Handles snapped off, what are my options here ?

    This is an old cast iron tub, it's used almost daily for hand washing big dishes, towels, etc. Both handles have snapped clean. Does this need replacing ? Can this be welded ? How hard would it be to find a whole new fixture ? Any tips or advice is greatly appreciated. Wishing you all the best...
  15. handywill

    Basement washing machine vent question

    Hello, I am finishing my basement and have a question about how to vent a washer. I have a washer going in about 12 feet from the main soil stack (cast iron, goes into floor, not “hung”), which I had a plumber put in a place that I can connect to with 2” PVC a while ago. The stack has various...
  16. AndrewME

    Replacement of Cast Iron in Tight Space

    What is the best way to deal with the situation in the photo attached? I'm replacing the 4" cast iron with 4" PVC. The problem is these pipes are near the bottom of the basement stairs so we need headroom as well as space around the stairs when we need to bring items in/out of the basement like...
  17. alpalruns

    Help for decision on cracked cast iron shower base

    I am so upset. We had a custom shower built with a Kohler Cast iron enamel/porcelain shower base. Initially there were some cracks that we had repaired covered under the warranty. We did the repair because it is literally tiled in and a floating wall built in the front of it. Now there are big...
  18. Rag Muru

    How to unscrew this cast iron joint

    I want to replace this cast iron stack with PVC starting from the T. How to unscrew this cast iron T adapter ? I believe it’s very old and is almost bonded with female thread. Please advise. Thanks for your time and thoughts
  19. Soparklion

    80 yr old cast iron drain pipe...

    my home is 80 yrs old. Due to another incident, I'm replacing the basement floor drain. The joints that I can see appear to be in good condition. The pipe isn't corroded through that I can tell. A plumber friend suggests that I have the whole house replaced... any opinions? Should I insist...
  20. PlumblocoBrett

    Toilet Flange / Closet Flange sheared off - fix with Oatey part# 43538 or 43539 & question

    I've been in this home for a year. I have no history on the plumbing work. Drain waste is cast iron. After removing this toilet that started to rotate, I discovered the flange had sheared off. It seems the cast iron riser to the toilet was replaced, but I can't figure out material it is. It has...
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