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06-28-2010, 10:54 AM
Hi Everyone -
What is the correct way of joining brass to a cast iron stack? Does the connection from a sink P-trap (brass) to cast iron need to be dielectric? My condo is in a high-rise type building, so code states that a PVC trap isn't an option for me.
Also, does cast iron dwv frequently have either 1 1/2 and 1 1/4 inlets? I had been looking at the Kohler K-8998 but need to check to see if the pipe's opening is larger than 1 1/4.
06-28-2010, 11:03 AM
please post some pics it will help us see what you are trying to do.http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/images/smilies/this_thread_is_useless_without_pics.gif
06-28-2010, 11:20 AM
Hi Ron -
The wall's pretty much closed up now, so I don't think I'd be able to get anything to come out clearly. I think the installation is pretty standard though. It's a 4" CI stack that runs up through the 7 floors of an apartment-type building. The pipe has a female threaded inlet for the sink drain, which was temporarily capped with PVC when the old sink vanity came out.
I want to install a chromed brass 1 1/4 P-trap to the cast iron, and know that copper 1/4 sweat to MIP adapters exist, but am I going to run into corrosion issues due to the different metals being in contact?
Thanks for the help,
06-28-2010, 11:31 AM
Thats a non-issue when it comes to drainage. Just be sure to use 17 guage p-traps.
06-28-2010, 11:34 AM
Sounds good, thanks for the help.
Do they make the adapters I'm looking for in brass, or is copper the way to go?
06-28-2010, 11:48 AM
I think this is what you need
That comes with a chrome lock-nut it's 1 1/2 male by 1 1/4 compression
06-28-2010, 11:50 AM
Yeah, I think it's something like that. That's a slip fit though, right? My P-trap is brass.
06-28-2010, 12:19 PM
Use a 1 1/2" x whatever galv nipple from ci drain out to your brass p-trap
THIS HAS BEEN PLUMBING CODE IN CITY OF L. A.
06-28-2010, 01:36 PM
Hi Jerry -
How is the brass connected to the galvanized? The P-trap isn't threaded. I was anticipating screwing the threads into the CI and then sweating the P-trap on.