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Old 05-05-2012, 04:20 PM   #1
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Hello. I have been remodeling a house and have ran into a plumbing problem. All of the drain pipes are made of galvanized steel and I have had to replace some of the really bad stuff.

I was working on the replacing the bathroom drain and ran into a piece that is 3.5 inches that I am trying to connect PVC to. I have tried using both a 3X3 boot and a 4X4 boot to connect and neither one will work. I also tried using Oakum and some stuff the guy at the hardware store told me to use. I am at the point where I am going to have to call a plumber.

Please help!!! Thanks.

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Go to a plumbing supply company and they will have what you need.

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Open the clamp farther on a 3" fernco or no hub coupling,spray some wd40 inside the fitting before sliding it on.
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Hah thanks for the advice. I'm going to try and "slide it on" but havnt had a chance to try that out. To many DIY projects at once !!
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Dawn dishsoap, Ivory dishsoap, etc also works.
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Yea that's what a guy at work told me.

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