I have a 1 1/2 inch galv. pipe that goes from my 1st floor thru the wall
then floor to an elbow aprox 2ft out of reach in the basement between the
floor joists (this 2 ft section is the problem) . This 2 ft horizontal
section was not pitched correctly and has rotten on the bottom. When I try
to remove the pipe with a pipe wrench the pipe crushes. Does anyone have any
advice about how to remove this pipe. Thanks
If the pipe crushes, you're probably due for a replumb job anyway. If I were
you, I would just cut out the whole pipe from fixture to main stack with a
hacksaw and install a new PVC pipe. If this proves to be too much to handle,
you could cut out the bad section and go from there with PVC to the main
stack. Use a Fernco coupling to connect the galvanized pipe to the PVC.
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