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This guide will explore the steps you’ll need to take to successfully replace your cast iron drain pipe in a wall.
Before getting started, you’ll need to protect the workspace. Start by positioning a plastic drop cloth along the base of the wall, to catch debris that may shake loose during the pipe replacement process.
Next, turn off the water supply and disconnect both ends of the pipe that you plan to replace.
Now your workspace is prepared for starters and ready for the next steps!
With the plastic drop cloth in place and the water supply turned off, you’re ready to begin replacing your cast iron drain pipe.
Start by using a sturdy hacksaw blade or reciprocating saw to cut into the old pipe in order to remove it. As you work, you must be extra cautious not to damage any wiring that may be near the pipe.
The soldering compound should fill any gaps between the mounting hardware and the pipe, whilst the fiberglass putty should be spread around the outside of each connection to make sure it’s watertight.
Finally, replace any shut-off valves and check all connections again before turning on the water supply.
To receive immediate help to replace a cast iron drain pipe, call Sunrise Plumbing and Water Filtration today at (941) 867-6787