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Old 12-31-2012, 10:39 PM   #16
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I think I'm going to go the route of cutting the galvanized pipe and putting a rubber coupler with hose clamps...
Here's an easier method :


http://www.amazon.com/Fernco-22U-205.../dp/B002JLD2QC


Step 1 : Cut galvanized within 3-6" from cast iron hub

Step 2 : get your cordless drill with a 1/4" to 3/8" drill bit (maybe both)

Step 3 : Drill a bunch of holes in the lead. Make it look like swiss cheese.

Step 4 : Use a hammer, flathead screwdriver, channel locks, needle nose pliers to remove the lead from the joint.

Step 5 : Once the lead is mostly loose the pipe will pull out from the joint.

Step 6 : Remove the Oakum from the joint (this is the hemp substance you will find below the lead

Step 7 : Wire brush out the cast iron hub

Step 8 : cut a short length of PVC or ABS whichever you choose to use.

Step 9 : Insert your pipe fully into the donut.

Step 10 : Hammer donut into cast iron hub

Step 11 : Proceed to replumb drain line in plastic piping.



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Old 12-31-2012, 10:41 PM   #17
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Here's an easier method :


http://www.amazon.com/Fernco-22U-205.../dp/B002JLD2QC


Step 1 : Cut galvanized within 3-6" from cast iron hub

Step 2 : get your cordless drill with a 1/4" to 3/8" drill bit (maybe both)

Step 3 : Drill a bunch of holes in the lead. Make it look like swiss cheese.

Step 4 : Use a hammer, flathead screwdriver, channel locks, needle nose pliers to remove the lead from the joint.

Step 5 : Once the lead is mostly loose the pipe will pull out from the joint.

Step 6 : Remove the Oakum from the joint (this is the hemp substance you will find below the lead

Step 7 : Wire brush out the cast iron hub

Step 8 : cut a short length of PVC or ABS whichever you choose to use.

Step 9 : Insert your pipe fully into the donut.

Step 10 : Hammer donut into cast iron hub

Step 11 : Proceed to replumb drain line in plastic piping.


11 steps versus insert rubber coupling and tighten... not sure about easier. At any rate, thanks for the insight! I just posted a few minutes ago - this job is completed.
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:45 PM   #18
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11 steps versus insert rubber coupling and tighten... not sure about easier. At any rate, thanks for the insight! I just posted a few minutes ago - this job is completed.
Sorry, I didn't pay attention. Already starting on my new year's celebration if you know what I mean.


I think you would find that drilling the lead out is quite simple since it is very soft.


At any rate, you are done, but eventually that last piece of galvanized will fail, and the method I posted above is your best bet.

Good job by the way, gitt'n 'er done. Happy New Year!~
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Sorry, I didn't pay attention. Already starting on my new year's celebration if you know what I mean.


I think you would find that drilling the lead out is quite simple since it is very soft.


At any rate, you are done, but eventually that last piece of galvanized will fail, and the method I posted above is your best bet.

Good job by the way, gitt'n 'er done. Happy New Year!~
Oh I know that galvanized piece will fail, but it hardly concerns me now because once I cleaned it out it looked to be in much better shape than I expected. Plus it takes the sting off knowing it's SO easy to access, unlike the rest of the piping I completed today. Believe me, the worst is done with. When the time comes to replace that last piece, I'll do it, but for now, weeeeeeeeee!
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Nothing like satisfaction from a job well done. Bonus points for spousal support too.

I hear ya on the whole-town-run-around to find plumbing parts. I, too, found that last one I needed for a job at a Lowes, I make them my first-stop for jobs now, even through it's a bit far to drive from here.

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