Adding a PVC sewer drain clean out to old terracotta pipe.

Old 11-25-17, 02:44 AM
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Adding a PVC sewer drain clean out to old terracotta pipe.

I have an old house with terracotta drain pipe. There's a cracked pipe section that I need to replace so I figured I would put a cleanout pipe there and kill 2 birds with one stone. This cracked pipe is on the side near where 2 pipes connect on the house side which would be the female side of the pipe.

I was thinking I would cut that cracked section where I need to and remove the female connection piece and just use the original male end of the next pipe to connect my cleanout to. Is that doable? Or should I just make 2 fresh cuts and cut the connected section out altogether?
Old 11-25-17, 03:44 AM
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You can make the cuts wherever you want. Just get the Fernco (rubber boot) or no hub couplings needed to fit the pipe.

I would remove one complete section of terra cotta and replace with PVC. That way you remove two terra cotta to terra cotta joints.

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