cast iron pipes
If you are planning to replace the section with the hole in it you will need:
A tape measure
Light metal strapping and concrete or wood screws (depending on the wall next to the pipe)
A hacksaw or reciprocating saw
2 rubber pipe collars and 4 band fasteners (I can't remember the name of the rubber collars/fasteners. If you ask an plumbing section employee at your home center they should be able to point you to it.
PVC pipe cut to the length of the section you will cut out.
Use the light metal strapping and screws to anchor the pipe above and below the section to be replaced. Fasten one end of the strapping on one side of the pipe, wrap the strapping tightly around the pipe and then fasten the other end of the strapping to the wall on the other side of the pipe. If you don't anchor the plumbing above, when you cut the pipe out, the rest of pipe above (connections to the kitchen and bath) may be damaged as the above pipe falls from the weight. Anchoring below the cut section before you cut will make it easier to cut the section out as it has less chance to vibrate as you cut it.
Use a hacksaw or reciprocating saw to cut a section of metal pipe that has the hole in it. Remember to cut the section long enough to allow the rubber collars enough overlap at each end.
When the section is out, slide the rubber collars with the band fasteners loosened onto the ends of the remaining upper and lower pipe.
Insert the section of PVC pipe, slide the rubber collars so that the ends of the replaced section are properly overlapped by the rubber collars, then tighten the band fasteners so that the rubber collars are sealed at both ends.
That should do it.
- 15 Old House Features We Shouldn't Abandon
- 17 Tiny Bathrooms We Love
- 20 Insanely Easy 60-Minute Home Improvements
- 70 Gardening Tricks and Ideas for Beginners
- 16 Inventive Beds You Can Make Yourself
- Capitalize on Your Attic: 10 Inspirations
- 15 Once-Popular Items Now Vanishing
- 133 Smart Storage Ideas for the Whole House
- 30 Things Every Adult Should Know How to Do
- 16 New Ways to Store Kitchen Necessities
- 12 Garden Sheds You Could Live (or Work) In
- Design a Rustic Bathroom: 10 Inspirations
- 7 Easy Budget-Friendly Backyard Makeovers
- 283 Great DIY Project Ideas
- 9 Budget Ways to Revive Your Porch
- 11 Ways to Dress Up Your Dresser
- 17 Backsplashes for a Unique Kitchen
- Assembly Required: 15 DIY Kit Homes
- Make Your Small Bathroom Feel BIG
- 108 Easy Outdoor Living Ideas
- The Right Path: 15 Wonderful Walkway Designs
- 10 Smart New Uses for Old Tires
- 14 Room Dividers to Organize Your Space
- Facade Facelift: Simple, Affordable Ways to Make a Better First Impression
- Reconsider Aboveground Pools: 10 Reasons Why
- 5 New Uses for Old Wooden Crates
- 21 Paint Colors That Never Fail
- 1 Dozen Ways to Maximize a Small Yard
- 9 Easy-to-Make Garden Luminaries
- Make Your Own Bookcase: 10 DIY Designs