Replacing Cast Iron: A Timeless Plumbing Essential

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Tag along with to replace a section of leaking 6-inch cast iron in a ceiling of a seven-story building. After getting verbal permission, they’re going to go ahead and replace the cast to keep the cost down and the material the same. The plumber uses his RIDGID 246 soil pipe cutter to snap the pipe and then go on to piece together the line. After putting the bands on with the drill, he goes over again with his RIDGID torque wrench. They also added hangers since they were missing prior.

In this next video, a continuation from the first, explains how they ran a camera down the line to find that the sewer was completely collapsed and infested with tree roots. They planned for a dig and brought in an excavator to do just that. A recent repair done by the city left them with nice PVC to connect onto. They go on to replace the section through the wall. He primes and glues both the inside and outside of his fittings, using his trusted products from Oatey, also including Oatey Rain-R-Shine to be safe. They finished up the fittings, cemented the opening, and backfilled the hole to finish up this job. 


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