hub join photo
and the photos of that cast iron pipe: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lmei007
I am in Boston MA. It looks like we must use cast iron to replace damaged cast iron section. I have a 4" cast iron sewer pipe on basement. There is a 3ft long crack in one vertical section, starts 1ft above the ground just above the hub.
Just want to gain some knowledge about what is the professional way to replace it. With cast iron to cast iron,
1. do we must use lead to seal it in the hub join? can we use the same way as PVC to cast iron hub join? http://www.*********.com/webapp/wcs/...3+528076+90039
2. on another end without hub, can we use the same way as PVC to cast iron by using Fernco's flexible pipe adaptors. http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...100&lpage=none
Last edited by lmei007; 04-12-2008 at 04:32 PM.
Last edited by lmei007; 04-12-2008 at 05:22 PM.
One note of interest is that in Mass. you must be a licensed plumber to do work of this nature in your own home.
One thing about MA is they have always been strict with code...which might explaiin why so many residences have CI, we're always last to allow changes that other states have done.
PEX just made code not 4, 5 years ago...I was completely surprised when it did.
"The biggest regrets we have in life are the chances we never took."
As in union pac contributions to politics?
I don`t know any more what the powers that be dictate as it changes
on a daily basis.So what are we to do, just follow orders untill they find
us obsolete?So let politcos get out there and fix it.
Sorry just venting.
Thanks Terry for this site to allow some of to do this.
Last edited by cwhyu2; 04-14-2008 at 10:43 AM.