We are remodeling the bathroom in our 3 story wood frame house built in 1908.
but I have run into a problem. The bathroom is approx. 4.5 ft wide by 13 ft.long. The toilet is at one end and the main sewer pipe is at the other end. I want to replace the sewer pipe that goes from the toilet to the main sewer pipe. Because I think it's plugged up and we are moving the toilet 4 ft. closer
The question is this . How do I cut the toilet sewer pipe . It's cast iron about 6 ins round. In the floor it's hard to get around it and I don't want to crack it or the connection that is also cast iron.
You should be able to rent a chain cutter to cut the pipe. All cuts I have seen were clean and ready for connection. You will just need enough room to get the chain around the pipe.
I would be a little worried about using chain/snap cutters on a pipe that is that old, remeber it is "cast iron" and with age they become very thin and brittle. In my experience I have used a sawzall with metal cutting blades, it will take quite a few blades before you cut through but definately beter than cracking it. Another alternative is a grinder equiped with a zip cut blade (very thin about 1/8 thick) they cut very fast and do a nice job if you have room to get around the pipe.
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