07:10PM | 06/13/14
Member Since: 07/22/04
525 lifetime posts
Hi, I need to have a couple of sections of my stack replaced because I have a leak,(I made a temporary repair for now). The plumber wants to replace the sections with cast iron which it is now. I think it's a good idea. My neighbor says he should use pvc. What would be the better choice. Larry


12:54PM | 06/15/14
Member Since: 01/24/06
1507 lifetime posts
Your neighbor is certifiable idiot and should never be allowed to breed as he will breed more morons

What your idiot neighbor is not taking into consideration is the coefficient of expansion per degree when mixing different types of materials

About ground differently domestic cast iron is the way to go.

Cast iron below ground is also my preferred choice of materials as long as i conditions allow

Even Charlotte pipe that makes cast Iron and plastic piping suggests for a safer quieter system cast iron is the better choice

Go to any plumbing supply and ask to see a 2" cast iron sweep and a 2" PVC ell and then think which one is easier to snake, which one offers a quieter system which one is is safer in case of a fire?

If you need to save money then by all means use cast iron for waste and soil lines and plastic for venting.

One day look up green peace and then see PVC .


06:39PM | 06/15/14
Member Since: 07/22/04
525 lifetime posts
Thanks for the advice. I will sure follow it. Larry


08:57PM | 06/15/14
Good Call as usual Sylvan.. don't you just love non licensed next door neighbors giving plumbing, roofing law and medical advice?

Their advice is like a belly button everyone has one but only a certain few are actually licensed in the field they spew their advice in


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