Plumbing: How did they join copper/cast-iron in 1950's?
I belong to a little brick bungalow in the midwest, built in
'54, poured-concrete foundation.
The kitchen sink drain has about a 30" length of 2" copper drain
pipe running near horozontal _inside_
to a cast-iron stack
(lead/oakum joints) that is roof-vented.
The copper is corroded and leaking badly.
Anybody got any idea how they mighta joined the copper to the
iron stack back in the 50's when the little house was built?
Threaded joint (wishful thinking)? Solder joint?
How would a plumber replace the copper pipe with, say, PVC?
Kitchen wall is ceramic tile.
Any/all help much appreciated. Washing the dishes in my little
bathtub (can't afford a plumber) is noooooooooo fun! :-)
Pease pudding hot,
Pease pudding cold,
Pease pudding in the pot
Nine days old ...