My home was built in 1917, and the waste water/sewer is the original. I
have recently noticed some large rust nodules hanging from underneath the
pipe. Some so bad, I am afraid to touch them for fear of putting my finger
right through the pipe. Obviously, It should be replaced before the
inevitable happens. I would like to tackle the job myself, but don't know
much about codes. For instance: Can I replace with PVC of the same
diameter? How do I transition from the cast iron to be left in place with
the new PVC? And finally - is this going to be as nasty a job as I think it
will be(speaking in terms of filth and stench not difficulty!)?
: Any ideas, info, and suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
I'd go along with the idea of calling a plumber. If you're determinded,
and if the pipe is in the open, then yes, you can use the same diameter PVC
pipe as a replacement. There are adaptors that make the job easy. The
tough part for the amateur is cutting the cast iron.
What other clamps are equal to a Fernco? Would using one of Fernco's Shear
Ring Clamps further improve the strength of a Fernco 1056 clamp? A Proflex
3000-44 is listed for ABS to Cast. What do you think of those?
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