Users' questions

How do you attach cast iron soil pipe to plastic?

How do you attach cast iron soil pipe to plastic?

The answer is to cut off the cast iron at ground level, and make the connection with the specially designed SP140 connector. The rubberised fins push inside the old pipe to make an airtight seal, and the new PVC soil pipe fits straight into the integral socket – job done!

Can you connect cast iron to PVC?

Tying in to cast iron with PVC is a great way to add new waste lines. First, fabricate your PVC wye fitting. Using a regular wye, cut two lengths of PVC that will slip into the ends of the wye fitting and hold the no-hub fittings that attach the PVC to the cast iron.

How do you seal cast iron soil pipes?

Use a sealing material to plug the hole By stretching a pipe repair tape to up to 300% its length, you can get a tight seal even on leaks up to 30bar pressure where the water cannot be turned off. Once wrapped, the tape will fuse into a solid rubber band over the leak area – it is that easy.

Can you drill into a cast iron soil pipe?

You can drill into cast no problem. Use a 57mm bi-metal holesaw, go slowly, and use plenty of lubricating oil.

What are the two types of cast iron pipe?

CAST IRON TYPES Cast Iron Soil Pipe and Fittings are classified into two major types—hub and spigot and hubless. Hubless pipe and fittings are also referred to in the plumbing industry as no-hub. Hubless cast iron soil pipe and fittings are manufactured without a hub, in compliance with CISPI 301.

Will 3 PVC fit inside 4 cast iron?

If the old timmer is talking about replacing all the the old 4″ cast iron above ground with 3″ PVC and then sleeving the 4″ cast iron underground using an approved transition fitting at the point where the cast iron meets the PVC, then yes it’s permitted.

Should I replace cast iron with PVC?

Here are eight benefits of replacing them with PVC. Lightweight – Cast iron is hefty, requiring a few plumbers even to remove them. Compared to cast iron, PVC is light, easy to move, and faster to install. Cracks Less Often – Due to the flexibility, PVC is the go-to choice in high pressure and high movement areas.

Will flex seal work on cast iron pipe?

Many people have used Flex Seal liquid on cast iron pipes with great success just make sure it’s not under pressure.

Can you use JB weld on cast iron?

First, buy epoxy putties such as Quick Steel or JB Weld at your local hardware store. These two types of epoxies will serve as glue and will adhere to cast iron and fill the crack with a safe seal. This process helps clean the iron cast surface by removing substances on top of the crack.

What is the best way to drill cast iron?

The best drill bit to use for cast iron is a cobalt bit with a 135-degree point angle. The angle is sharper than that on a conventional bit, making drilling faster and more accurate. Cobalt bits are brass-colored. As an alternative, you can also use a gold-colored titanium nitride bit.

Is the cast iron in Timesaver pipes recyclable?

It is also 100% recyclable, and uses almost 100% scrap and recycled metal during manufacturing.

How to connect plastic pipe to cast iron stack?

And then use the timesaver coupling 100mm (there is a standard and stepped version) – not sure which one as never used this product! Put a new drain connector on the bottom of stack, they are usually damaged if its clay. (You must log in or sign up to reply here.)

What’s the difference between StanFlex and Timesaver cast iron?

I believe there is a similar product called Stanflex which has a single nut and bolt compared to the Timesavers two nuts and bolts. Drainage castings, Bss, Pipecentre. and heavyside merchants. Best way is to use the cast iron, either with bosspipes or the strapon as posted earlier.

When did they start using cast iron pipes?

Cast iron has been used since the 15th century due to a range of benefits. Now, cast iron soil pipes and fittings have more conventional methods of fitting, from single screw designed couplings to push fit seals to add ease of installation to the benefits of cast iron soil pipes.