COMMUNITY FORUM

jayjay

07:25AM | 01/04/02
Member Since: 01/03/02
2 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
The drain line from our cast iron tub is lead and is brazed (?) to the large 90 that connects the toilet to the main stack. The tub drain has a dip in it and does not have a trap. I would like to replace the lead pipe with PVC but don't want to touch the tub drain- toilet 90 connection (the brazed part). Question #1: Can I cut the lead pipe at the braze and connect a new PVC line (to go to the tub) with a fernco?
Question #2: Do I make a P-trap with individual PVC fittings or can I buy a P-trap. My local home store has P-traps for sinks but nothing labelled specifically for tubs.
Sorry for the length-hope I explained the problems. Thanks

Iceman

10:21AM | 01/04/02
Member Since: 11/16/01
302 lifetime posts
Dear Jayjay,
First of all one should not connect a Fernco coupling to a lead pipe. It is simply too soft. If you know how to solder, you can fix this yourself. However, the easiest way is to remove the lead right to the cast iron and install your Fernco coupling and run PVC from there. Second, yes you can purchase a P-trap all put together. Also, lead pipes have been around since the 1800's and any lead setup is probably rotten by now, hence, do not clamp it. My best suggestion is to call an old plumber. The newer guys just do not have the experience with lead. Wiping a lead joint is not on most of the plumbers tests any more. Also you're probably not vented as per existing code. Spend the cash and have it done right.
If you need more info, holler back.
Len

jayjay

03:42PM | 01/07/02
Member Since: 01/03/02
2 lifetime posts
Iceman, thanks. jay
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

A Washington State couple called on BC&J Architects to transform their 400-square-foot boathouse into a hub for family bea... Built on a rocky island in the Drina River, near the town of Bajina Basta, Serbia, this wooden house was cobbled together ... Large steel-framed windows flood the interior of this remodeled Michigan barn with daylight. The owners hired Northworks A... Edging formed with upside-down wine bottles is a refreshing change. Cleverly and artistically involving recycled materials... If you’re up for a weekend project, why not try turning an old picture frame into scaffolding for a living wall? Low-maint... Similar to the elevated utensil concept, hanging your pots and pans from a ceiling-mounted rack keeps them nearby and easy... For windows, doors, and mirrors that could use a little definition, the Naples Etched Glass Border adds a decorative flora... The thyme growing between these stepping stones adds a heady fragrance to strolls along this lush, low-maintenance garden ... Decoupage is an easy way to add any paper design to your switch plate, whether it is wallpaper, scrapbook paper, book page... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Reluctant to throw away any of those unidentified keys in your junk drawer? Hang them from a few chains attached to a simp... A stripped-down model, sans screened porch, starts out at $79,000. Add the porch, a heated floor for the bath, and all the... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... Need a window and a door in a tight space? A Dutch door with a window may be your answer. These useful doors are split hor...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp1