Plugging cast iron waste pipe

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Old 07-19-07, 05:52 PM
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Plugging cast iron waste pipe

I have a 6" cast iron waste pipe that I am not going to be using anymore. Two questions: Can I somehow cut this flush with the cement floor? Secondly, what is the proper method of plugging and sealing this pipe? I appreciate the help.


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Old 07-23-07, 11:27 AM
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Drain Pipe Fix

O.K. Let's try again. Old Cast Iron waste pipe that needs to be plugged, totally out of commission. Does a plumber need to solder this tight or is their some way for me to plug this myself. Much appreciated.


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Old 07-23-07, 11:44 AM
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Hammer the pipe to break it off flush with (or slightly below) the floor. Be sure to use a full-face shield, wear long sleeves, gloves and keep everyone else away because cast iron will shatter and send bits quite a distance.

Then shape a tapered wooden plug that you can pound into the pipe at least an inch below the floor surface. Top it with a sand mix concrete or mortar
 
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Excellent. Thanks so much for the reply!

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