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Pharmtoxboy 03-10-2012 06:21 PM

Removing cut, rust old 1 1/2" steel pipe
 
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Alright, got a tough one for ya. I am trying to remove a steel pipe that has been cut and there is not much left. It is a drain pipe, and there is clearly some rust. Also, the wood beam to the basement roof is right next to it, so access on the one side is completely blocked. I can't really use a pipe wrench, because it keeps slipping because the pipe has been cut and there is not too much to grip. Any thoughts?

Plumber101 03-10-2012 06:41 PM

If it was me I would cut the nipple off flush and use a chisel to remove the rest of the threads.

Just go slow and you will be fine.

The other thing you might try first is use a torch and heat the hub and then try and remove the damaged nipple.

Hardway 03-10-2012 09:04 PM

Sawsall flush and then inside pipe a few time just short of the threads. Small chesle and a screw driver.

joecaption 03-10-2012 09:18 PM

Cut the whole thing out and replace it it all with PVC. It's going to leak at some point anyway.

jaydevries 03-11-2012 08:29 AM

the pipe that the nipple goes into look pretty thick to me are you sure it is not going into cast iron and is leaded in place

Javiles 03-11-2012 08:37 AM

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Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 875081)
Cut the whole thing out and replace it it all with PVC. It's going to leak at some point anyway.

I think Joe must own a pvc pipe factory somewhere :laughing:


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