6 inch clay pipes


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Old 09-24-05, 06:49 PM
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6 inch clay pipes

What would be the best thing to use to replace a 6" clay pipe that is broken in my basement floor?
If I use clay is there anything special I would have to use to connect the new to the old? Any special sealer needed? And how expensive might this be?
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Old 09-24-05, 07:43 PM
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Use a 6" to 6" Clay to PVC Rubber Fernco @ each end. You will need a short section of 6" PVC pipe to make the repair.


You cannot reduce the piping inbetween as this would cause a reduction inline which is not to code.


Make sure you torque the clamps to 60 foot pounds of torque when tightening.
 
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Old 09-24-05, 07:47 PM
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Is it a rubber piece that has a clamp on each end or am I thinking of something different? I saw a rubber piece same diameter but just with 2 clamps and I dont see how I can torque this?
Thanks again
 
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Old 09-24-05, 08:30 PM
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oakum or rope to seal pipes in ground?

I have been told that I should use oakum or rope to seal the pipes in the ground. Have you ever heard of this and should the seal be completely around the pipes when joined?
 
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Old 09-24-05, 09:28 PM
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Fernco


This is an image of a fernco rubber coupling.
 
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Old 09-25-05, 05:57 PM
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thanks

Just wanted to say thanks
With your help the problem seems to be solved.
 
 

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