Coupling Between Cast Iron And PVC Drainage Pipe In 80's - Plumbing - DIY Home Improvement | DIYChatroom
Advertisement


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Like Tree10Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes
Old 01-13-2020, 12:31 PM   #16
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Virginia
Posts: 72
Rewards Points: 33
Default


There is a possibility that on the new addition side of the house built in 1985 where the kitchen sink and PVC pipe runs the PVC pipe is a little bit lower than the cast iron pipe that is on the house originally built in 1958. So there might be a small elbow in the PVC pipe near the cast iron pipe where are the PVC pipe and cast iron pipe connect. That would mean there would be a small pool of water in the elbow. I've never checked out where they connected. But of course I don't know if there's any elbow in the PVC pipe or not. I have to actually go down in the crawlspace and see where the cast iron and PVC pipe meet. If I do a little work to locate where they connected the pipes in 1985 I can save a little money and not have the plumber try to locate where everything is. He'll just have to put the coupling on if necessary. I guess when I get the information I can post it here at DIY chatroom. I have no clue how everything was connected up in 1985 though. Maybe just look in the crawl space door and see if there's a pool of water in a couple weeks. Then check again in about a month. Maybe dig around March and see where they're connected. Should be okay. I have to do about half the work but should be okay and let the plumber do the other half if necessary. I suffer from ascites in my gut. Only have to crawl about 15 feet. Edema ascites and slight heart problems nothing to play with. Just recovering from that. But I should be okay.

Last edited by steve3847; 01-13-2020 at 12:40 PM.
steve3847 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-13-2020, 01:26 PM   #17
Member
 
hkstroud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Virginia
Posts: 3,156
Rewards Points: 6,294
Default

Re: Coupling between cast iron and PVC drainage pipe in 80's


What will it take to make you quit worrying about this? The rubber plumbing couplings used in 1985 are basically the same rubber couplings used today.



Lets try a little bit of logic. If a little bit of Easy Off could damage a rubber coupling Easy Off would have been put out of business a long time ago. Also rubber couplings would have not been approved for use in plumbing drain pipe.


If you want to worry about something, worry about your reverse mortgage. Reverse mortgages are never a good deal for the home owner. If you need money just go to a mortgage company and borrow it. I can assure you that the interest rate of a home mortgage (especially at today's rates) will be less than the reverse mortgage rate.
If you don't want to be burdened with making monthly payments, just borrow enough money to make the monthly payments. Put that extra money in a bank account and have the bank make the payments for you. That in essence is what a reverse mortgage. You are just dealing with one company and are paying interest on the interest that you borrowed.


Quit worrying about your plumbing and get some financial advise.
Nealtw likes this.
__________________
Harold,
The Left Handed Widget Maker

Last edited by hkstroud; 01-13-2020 at 01:28 PM.
hkstroud is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-13-2020, 03:52 PM   #18
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Virginia
Posts: 72
Rewards Points: 33
Default


I'm not going to keep worrying about the coupling. I'll dig up some sand and try to locate the exact location. Wish I had a flushed the drain like I should have. Just hoping more than 6 cups of water was down there with the 2.5 oz of Easy-Off oven cleaner. I may have turned water on at 5 pm that day. All I have to do is locate the location of the coupling but not until after April probably and the plumbers do the rest. I can monitor the crawl space every two or three months should be okay. Just open the crawl space door with a flashlight see if there's any water there. If not I'm okay.

I was allowed to borrow about $100,000 but I was told that it's making 5% interest. I've only taken out $10,000 from that 100,000. Got 60,000 in IRA's. Just holding out for 2 years. If I borrow say 40000 3 years I got to pay back about $60,000 or $65,000. So I got two and a half years until I got to go in the crawl space and do this if there isn't any leakage. I'm okay. I just drink a little tidbit of the alcoholic beverage in this comment and it relaxes me. . Drink a little water and take (la-six) furosemide and Lantus insulin. Carvedilol when needed. I know not to mix medications with alcohol so I don't drink more than a few ounces. Check my blood sugars and blood pressure so I know how to keep myself from being stressed out. Thanks for the advice. Maybe on laptop and not on smartphone DIY chatroom has a place to like comments.

I'll try to relax and watch some football.
Attached Images
 

Last edited by steve3847; 01-13-2020 at 04:05 PM.
steve3847 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-13-2020, 04:42 PM   #19
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Virginia
Posts: 72
Rewards Points: 33
Default


I'll go to Home Depot and Lowe's and research all this stuff with other plumbers. First comment was about the donut. I guess the connection there in diagram was with a 2-2.5 PVC pipe inserted into about 6 inch cast iron pipe. I have no idea what was used in 1985.

https://www.fernco.com/downloads/ins...t-installation

No major leakage I can remedy the situation. Should be okay for a few months. Maybe it's completely okay. Eventually get a plumber to change the coupling. Just like changing a lightbulb if I have to do that and would cost no more than $600 probably.
steve3847 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2020, 06:49 PM   #20
Member
 
hkstroud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Virginia
Posts: 3,156
Rewards Points: 6,294
Default

Re: Coupling between cast iron and PVC drainage pipe in 80's


It ain't gonna leak.

But if you insist, stop by the Dollar Store and purchase a plastic shower curtain liner and a role of paper towels. Go by Lowe's or Home Depot, get one of those undocumented laborers. Pay him $30 to go in the crawl space, spread out the plastic liner and place a lot of paper towels under the connection of PCV and cast iron pipe. Three months from now get another undocumented worker to get the paper towels for you.

Stop posting personal financial information around the internet.


Don't worry about Liking, you said "Thank you". That is more than enough.
__________________
Harold,
The Left Handed Widget Maker

Last edited by hkstroud; 01-13-2020 at 07:00 PM.
hkstroud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2020, 10:15 AM   #21
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Virginia
Posts: 72
Rewards Points: 33
Default


Quote:
Originally Posted by hkstroud View Post
It ain't gonna leak.

But if you insist, stop by the Dollar Store and purchase a plastic shower curtain liner and a role of paper towels. Go by Lowe's or Home Depot, get one of those undocumented laborers. Pay him $30 to go in the crawl space, spread out the plastic liner and place a lot of paper towels under the connection of PCV and cast iron pipe. Three months from now get another undocumented worker to get the paper towels for you.

Stop posting personal financial information around the internet.


Don't worry about Liking, you said "Thank you". That is more than enough.
Thank you for your comment and help with the problem. That's exactly what I would do. I was Googling PVC pipe locator and actually see that.

https://www.pvcpipelocators.com/

I'll just have to give up a little food and get my weight from183 to 175 if I do it myself. Otherwise have a plumber or handyman do it.

If there isn't a lot of moisture and maybe 100 camel crickets probably hasn't leaked. 🦗🦗🦗

Last edited by steve3847; 01-14-2020 at 10:31 AM.
steve3847 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2020, 12:19 PM   #22
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,765
Rewards Points: 2,883
Default

Re: Coupling between cast iron and PVC drainage pipe in 80's


Quote:
Originally Posted by steve3847 View Post
Easy Off is mostly sodium hydroxide.
Drano is also sodium hydroxide. So basically you are panicking because you poured drain cleaner down your drain...
mathmonger is online now   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Top of Page | View New Posts