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Cranky Bait 03-16-2010 12:14 PM

cast iron sand pipe
I have an old building where they ran shielded electric conduit along the cast iron pipe. I heard the current and the galvanized conduit will cause the cast iron pipe to get rust holes where the conduit is resting against the pipe. I have a 6 inch hold I need to repair. What is the best method and if I cut out the pipe what are the chance of the pipe above me will come crashing down. This maybe a project to big for my skill level.

plumberinlaw 03-19-2010 02:16 PM

If you are a real handy guy you can get a clamp at plumbing supply and anchor the pipe so it wont slip down. cut out bad section and replace. If that is above your skill level I would reccomend an experienced service plumber not a new construction plumber

COLDIRON 03-19-2010 06:52 PM

You might be able to get a new clamp section to put right over the defective area to good metal with out cutting. I'd look around before I cut that cast.

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