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Old 01-25-2013, 04:57 PM   #1
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What's the easiest way to remove lead from 3" drain pipe without damaging female connection? Without burning rig. My bottle is empty.

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Not sure why you would want to. Just snap it off with a chain cutter you can rent. A 4-1/2 right angle grinder or a sawlsall with a carbide blade will also work, Might take all of 5 min. and leave a nice smooth cut then just use a hubless connector.

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sawzall with a metal blade will do it also, trick is to slow the speed of the sawzall, mine has a speed control switch. Is normally on 6, for cast iron use a metal blade and turn the speed down to 3.
I have seen my plumber come in with a old used metal blade and cut out every cast iron pipe in a house he could get to, and blade is still good for the next job.
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What's the easiest way to remove lead from 3" drain pipe without damaging female connection? Without burning rig. My bottle is empty.
If you want to remove the lead- use a 1/4" drill bit. Drill several holes into the lead around the circumference. Pry out whats left with a screw driver. Now you should be able to wriggle the pipe/fitting out of the oakum.
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