removing cast iron pipe


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Old 11-22-14, 09:15 AM
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removing cast iron pipe

I have a cast iron pipe that I no longer need . how do I cot it flush to the the floor and cap it? The opening is right on top of my main sewer drain for the house, but i have access to the main less than a foot away.
 
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Got a picture so we can see what your seeing?
 
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Old 11-22-14, 03:45 PM
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There are chain cutter specifically for cutting cast iron. You can also use a reciprocating saw, abrasive cut off wheel or grinder. The chain cutting tool is fastest and easiest but it's also the most specialized tool. The other methods work but it's cast iron so nothing is really easy.
 
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Old 11-22-14, 05:08 PM
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7" angle grinder is another way. If you are felling lucky instead of cuting all the way through score all the way around with the angle grinder and tap with a three pound hammer.
 
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Old 11-24-14, 07:51 PM
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If you want to cut it flush to the floor you would not use a chain cutter, grinder or sawzall with the special grit blade for cutting cast iron. You'll just burn thru metal blades. Then buy an insert plug to put in the pipe so you get no order or nothing goes down there you don't want.
 
 

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