Cast Iron Hub - Lead is slightly loose - OK to remelt in place?

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Barry

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In the process of cutting and replacing an 1 1/2 " pipe stub close to several fittings entering a cast iron hub the shaking loosened the lead inside the hub. I would prefer not to cut out the iron fittings, lead and oakum, replace iron pipe with PVC and use a doughnut to inset into the hub. Is it possible to use a torch to remelt the lead in the hub as it sits and thus seal the lead to the hub?
 

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Remelting is not an option. Caulking iron is the tool to repack. We plumbers typically have quite a few variant shapes and angle ones.
 

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OK. So just use caulking irons to tighten up the lead joint. That makes sense. Thank you.
 
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