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Old 12-09-2015, 03:31 PM   #1
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I need to cut off my existing cast iron basement floor drain grate and I'd like to replace it with PVC. Do you they make adapters for this?
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Is this a square iron piece recessed into the concrete? Photos will help.
Is the drain connected to a pipe or is it just a place for water to empty into a dry well?
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Why's it need to be cut off?
Willing to bust out the concrete enough to use a Furnco adapter to adapt?
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Is this a square iron piece recessed into the concrete? Photos will help.
Is the drain connected to a pipe or is it just a place for water to empty into a dry well?
no its a 3" round pipe. Its connected to the sewer. Don't they make PVC adapters?
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Why's it need to be cut off?
Willing to bust out the concrete enough to use a Furnco adapter to adapt?
The grate is rusted on the pipe and it won't come off unless I cut it off.
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Floor drains usually consist of a drain body that is embedded in the floor and the grate is attached to it. This makes removal next to impossible unless you tear into the floor.

There is a possibility that you have a push on grate and replacements are likely available. But even these may require a slight amount of concrete demo.

I can't give more suggestions without seeing it though.
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Floor drains usually consist of a drain body that is embedded in the floor and the grate is attached to it. This makes removal next to impossible unless you tear into the floor.

There is a possibility that you have a push on grate and replacements are likely available. But even these may require a slight amount of concrete demo.

I can't give more suggestions without seeing it though.
Why could't you remove the grate using an angle grinder and then use a pvc donut inside the existing cast iron?
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