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darsunt 07-12-2009 09:08 PM

Possible to join PVC drain pipe to old iron pipe?
 
Is it possible to join a section of PVC drain pipe to old iron drain pipe? I have a leak in a drain pipe, but the vent pipe above is iron and the iron pipe below the leak goes into the concrete, and I don't want to bust it out.

If that is not possible, is it feasible to join no-hub cast iron pipe to old iron drainage pipe? And if so, how firm is that no-hub joint?

kenmac 07-12-2009 10:46 PM

Yes there are . You can find the materials at h.d. or lowe's... most of the time I use a fernco fitting

The Jeep Driver 03-01-2014 11:14 AM

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Originally Posted by darsunt (Post 301050)
Is it possible to join a section of PVC drain pipe to old iron drain pipe?

It's been a long time (2004) since I did this type of repair, but I remember getting a rubber connecting piece for just this purpose at Lowes.

TheEplumber 03-01-2014 11:18 AM

You can join most any type of pipes together. Use shielded couplings to remain code compliant. http://www.fernco.com/plumbing/shiel...flex-couplings

jmon 03-01-2014 11:23 AM

Post is from 2009, I'm sure he got it fixed by now. But old posts like this are always useful and may help others.

TheEplumber 03-01-2014 11:41 AM

Dang- more coffee please :)

The Jeep Driver 03-01-2014 01:38 PM

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Originally Posted by jmon (Post 1315083)
Post is from 2009, I'm sure he got it fixed by now. But old posts like this are always useful and may help others.

My fault for bumping! The thread showed up under another one I was reading, under the heading "Similar Posts." I see that doesn't mean "Current Posts!" Newbie mistake! :whistling2:

jmon 03-01-2014 01:53 PM

Yea. No biggy. Old posts can still be useful. Alot of people don't know about fernco couplings. They're very useful. Good info.


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