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  • how to remove old cast iron soil pipe?

    Hi all,

    I need some tips on replacing the cast iron sewer in the crawl space for the washer, it is seeping and stinks right now.
    Can I slegdge hammer the pipe at the weak spots to remove it? or do i really have to have a pipe cutter (no. 246) to snap them off?
    there is limited space in there, say 18inchs total heigth between the floor and the ground.

    why is the soil pipe cutter so expensive?

    THanks

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    i just did this not long ago for my old cast iron soil pipe in my basement. was one hell of a job for a do it yourself guy but i learned a lot.

    first off....i cut mine out with a sawzall. they make an abrasive blade for the job, but i did notice that the fine tooth blade works as well. also, wear a dust mask. trust me on this one.

    you must also, ensure that the pipe is supported, a pipe clamp is the best way to do this.

    my problem was the same...the cast iron was over 50 yrs old and seeping. was the soil stack. it does sound like i had a lot more room to work with.


    good luck
    \"A SHIP OF WAR IS THE BEST AMBASSADOR\"<br /><br />OLIVER CROMWELL

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