I've got some kind of a cleanout plug on the 4" cast iron street
drain. This likely hasn't been open in 80 years.
I'm anticipating trouble. Any hints? PB Blaster a waste of time?
I figure that I'll need to some Scotch to get through this.
Any good reason to remove it?
That's the first question I'd ask myself.
You might rap it a bit with hammer.
The dope is probably hard.
Just be wary of cracking the cast iron.
Same when you put a wrench on it, be aware of force put on the pipe
and other joints.
Get an opposing wrench on the fitting itself.
If the plug doesn't move rap it some more.
Have a new plug ready, dope, and a wire brush to clean the fitting
Disclaimer: I am not a professional plumber. I take no responsibility
for damage incurred by listening to anything I say.
Why are you removing it. I had a clog that needed rodding, the plumber
gave up after a torch and wrench failed loosen the plug and cut out
the section. I have a floor drain with a plug in it my boiler guy with
a welders torch and a big wrench could not move.
If this is a brass plug, it is very thin. Our plumbers normally
just plan on breaking out the brass plug, do the work, replace
with a new brass plug. I asked them about dosing well with anti
seize compound for next time - nah, we'll just break out the next
Keep the whole world singing . . .
Large hole saw. Then cut the remaining piece out to the threads in 3
or 4 directions with a sawsall. Use a chisel to knock the pieces
loose. Replace with plastic and some dope. Just snug it down. It
ain't got to be wrenched in.
It's 4" iron pipe inside the flange of another pipe. About an inch
sticking out. I thought I would just put a fernco cap on but it's not
really enough to put the cap enough.
Are those brass plugs still available and how do you put them in. I
was at the Borg, so no help there! At least I didn't recognize them.
Does that screw in?
Also, got a small hole in the top of a pipe. How to patch? I would
think tar would be involved...
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