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Remmy 12-09-2012 12:22 PM

Drilling into concrete foundation to remove cast iron drain pipe
 
Does anyone know what exactly I would do to remove the cast iron from the foundation from the outside wall of the house. Would a jack hammer be the tool to use? I am worried about cracking the foundation or having cracks show up in other places in the house when I drill into it. I have already removed most of the cast iron from the wall. I just have this elbow piece that goes down into the foundation and under the house which comes out into the ground.

oh'mike 12-09-2012 12:44 PM

A picture would help---for delicate concrete work --you might do well to rent a concrete chipping hammer--this is like a hand held jack hammer.

You should be able to open up enough concrete to get out the old pipe and install a new one withou causing any big problems with your foundation.

hellonoko 12-09-2012 06:33 PM

You could use a cold chisel, I broke all this out with one after I got started with a cement blade on my skill saw:

http://f.cl.ly/items/1V1L2w3G2F2C3x2U2P0J/new_drain.jpg


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