Cast Iron Drain & Hot Mop Floor

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  1. Schnaars

    Schnaars New Member

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    I have a shower floor in which the tile was starting to buckle / leak. The pan was a mess of concrete and clay and now I'm left with hot mop, which I suspect was put in back in the 40's when the house was built.

    The drain pipe is cast iron, but seems embedded in the hot mop. Any suggestions on how to get this drain out so that I can tear up the hot mop and get down to the sub-floor? Once the drain is off, any recommendations on how to get this hot mop up?


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  2. dj2

    dj2 In the Trades

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    You can cut the concrete in a square shape around the drain, break it and clear the pieces out.
    At that point, you will have a chance to inspect the condition of the rest of the drain and decide what to do next.
     
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  4. Schnaars

    Schnaars New Member

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    Thank you. Exactly what I did.
     
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