I'm not sure if white PVC would take the temperatures, but it's a thought.
Cut the old steel several inches from each elbow, and put the PVC in with
The ideal answer is to cut the steel in the center. Wrench it out with
monster size pipe wrenches, and a couple of gorillas to supply torque.
Replace with two shorter pipes and a union. However, the world is seldom
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Last night I peaked in the basement of a building I manage, and
noticed rusty water on the floor. It turns out that a 2" steel return
pipe along the floor close to the wall apparantly corroded to a point
that its leaking. And now my boiler is cycling on and off to refill.
I will probably call someone in to fix it since it looks involved. It
is a 10 foot length of pipe with elbows at each end. There is no
union, so it will probably have to get cut out.
My question is besides steel, what is another alternative to replacing
the pipe? I'm pretty sure copper, but that would be expensive for a
2"-10 foot length. Again this is the return line, not the steam riser.