03:47AM | 02/23/05
Member Since: 02/21/05
3 lifetime posts
I am remodeling a second floor bathroom and upon removing the shower pan it was apparent that the p-trap needed to be replaced.

It is connected to a lead pipe that runs under the bathroom floor and eventually to the main cast iron waste pipe.

I had to cut away the p-trap and was wondering if it is appropriate to use a No-hub coupling to attach a PVC pipe to the lead pipe so that a PVC trap can be installed to run to a new fiberglass shower pan? After I lay tile there will be no access to this coupling, is it a good idea to use this method because of long-term issues such as clamps rusting and breaking?

What other option is there besides cracking the lead pipe out of the cast iron waste pipe.


05:44AM | 02/28/05
Member Since: 01/31/05
10 lifetime posts
If possible remove the lead pipe all the way to the cast iron. Use a cast iron pipe cutter or sawzall to cut the bell off the cast iron pipe. Then use a rubber connector to connect the cast iron to new Sch 40 pipe back to the shower.

then recycle the lead! don't throw in the trash.


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