Replacing cast iron piping

Old 04-28-05, 09:24 AM
Ken Mohler
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Replacing cast iron piping

I have a section of cast iron drain pipe that is rusty and leaking. What is the best way to cut the old pipe and how can I transition to PVC?
Old 04-28-05, 07:14 PM
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Depending on how much room you have, there are a couple of tools for this. You can rent "chain snappers" to cut it. There are manual (with long handles) and hydraulic and ratcheting. Price goes up with the ease it cuts. (Figures don't it?) They make "no-hub" fittings to transition fron cast to PVC. Easy to install. Good luck with your project.
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If this is overhead make sure you have it supported and/or a friend or two to help when removing it. Cast is quite heavy.

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