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Old 02-17-2018, 04:24 PM   #1
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Hello all, new to the forum AND plumbing. I'm no plumber by any means, or a handy man. But I'm getting married soon and trying to save as much as I can in the next 6 months. So I'm Diving in Head first to the world of "I should hire a plumber but I shouldn't" DIY plumbing.

Long story short, I've had a few guys at my local Tru Value tell me how to fix this problem, and every time I go i get a new answer, and spend another $10.

Pipe appears to be semi corroded around the threads, so I can't get anything to thread onto it obviously. Pipe is very old possibly from the late 40s. Can't seem to take it off and scared to honestly since the piece that I took off first basically fell apart in my hands!

Look at the pics and tell me what ya think the solution is!
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Try again with the pics.
Not sure but think pics are disallowed from first post.
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Try again with the pics.
Not sure but think pics are disallowed from first post.
Yeah your right. working on it!
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I'm not a plumber but it looks like there's usable material to connect to
so I expect someone with plumbing experience will be along with a fix.
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Look at the pics and tell me what ya think the solution is!
In my house? I'd cut the drain pipe about a foot back (or more)
then... using a Fernco type fitting ... adapt to pvc.

From there it should be a real basic drain fittings
including the fine thread at the tailpiece.
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Is that an old cast iron sink in a basement?
The drain line is plugged up, old steel drain line.
First thing I do when buying a home with that old steel pipe is deduct what it would cost to replace all of it with PVC.
It will leak every time.
In that picture I'm not seeing a trap to keep out sewer gas, no vent.
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I would try Terp's idea first.
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In my house? I'd cut the drain pipe about a foot back (or more)
then... using a Fernco type fitting ... adapt to pvc.

From there it should be a real basic drain fittings
including the fine thread at the tailpiece.
I have a Fernco type fitting I picked up. I think it's the right size.
Should I go about cutting the pipe? My fear being that if I cut it and I have to call a plumber that I'll make the situation worse.

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In that picture I'm not seeing a trap to keep out sewer gas, no vent.
No that's the drain pipe! If it was a vent I'd be surprised my home inspector didn't catch it last year when I purchased the home!
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Should I go about cutting the pipe?
I can't answer that Q for you...
but in order to FIT the pvc drain & trap more room is needed.

Start with KNOWING that you can secure the tailpiece...
that the locking nut matches the thread on the sink.
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My fear being that if I cut it and I have to call a plumber that I'll make the situation worse.
Faint heart never won fair lady.

The key is in using the right tools ... correctly.
A Hacksaw with good blade should be enough.
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