Plumbing Leak! How To Cut Cast Iron And Replace with PVC – GardenFork

Plumbing Leak! How To Cut Cast Iron And Replace with PVC – GardenFork

Learn how to cut cast iron pipe, then replace the cast iron pipe with PVC pipe to repair a drain pipe leak. DIY Plumbing at its best. Sub here:

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Pete Ciallella says:

That cast iron is heavy, and tough to do by yourself. You did great. FYI… I heard that if you spray the rubber couplings & pipe with cooking spray it helps them slide on a bit easier. Thanks for the video. 🙂

David W. says:

Good job. Great video. Our old houses keep us busy.

Flannel Acres says:

Wow, what a project! I'm quite sure I would not have attempted something like that. Great job tackling that yourself, Eric. That's a whole different level of DIY! 🙂

Wanda Dipple says:

Oh, man! What a great job!! We had to do this three years ago – our local plumber had the honor – and was paid the shiny penny for the deed… but I completely understand why now. Great vid! Thanks

seagnat prepper says:

well done eric … !!

atgcpaul says:

Eric, great job! I thought I was a pretty good DIYer but I don't know if I would have taken that one on. Impressive.

joesph zappadianlo says:

Hey Eric Joe Here From Missouri Great Job Done Had to do something like that A very long time ago when I bought a House that was 20 yrs old Bath rm . was on 2nd Floor it was a Job to do so I know what you went thru again Great Job

Chris Tobin says:

Great job Eric! This video will save people some money.

Hugh Janus says:

That is one tough job.

Linda Williams says:

Can you give me some advise? I have had plumbers out on 2 separate occasions for copper pipe leaks. My house was built on a cement slab in 1995. The 1st leak was in the middle of one pipe in the wall the 2nd and now this leak is in the cement slab. What is the best option to perm fix this and prevent future leaks?

Russell Franke says:

I am a heating contractor so I deal with PVC all the time (high efficiency furnaces and water heaters). I do not deal with cast iron and I certainly do not deal with waste pipes (yuck)! I have to say, you did an awesome job! That cast iron pipe cutter thing is pretty cool. I would have used a reciprocating saw, only because I use them all the time. I think that device you have would be a whole lot easier. As usual, you did a greta video, and your assistant was very helpful (yet still adorable)!

David Bischof says:

A difficult job well done. It is always good to be in a calm mood and state of mind when doing this kind DYI project. Plumbing can be frustrating and messy.

McCuneWindandSolar says:

I would have with the one in the middle I would have used a cuppling and glued it so make it one piece. but looks like it all worked out.

James Campbell says:

interesting; I'd always thought these chain whip devices would go back/forth round to cut -so purely stable in place tight clean fracture. Still would a grinder have worked? Maybe a lifting magnet inside of narrower PVC to fish out any chunks that go down inside? For PVC to PVC why not a PVC coupler? PVC really seems to be the way to go and one would think should last a very long time.

acscolo says:

Yep, a pipe cracker is the only way to go. Like you said, rent it for the day.

TheMaddogT says:

I'm Impressed Eric! That really took no effort at all. I didn't here one bad word either. What a man.

Adrian Nelson says:

make it a great day 🙂

b shark says:

awesome video bud, love the little pulley system ya had going there to accomplish the jobs of two.very educational just had a pipe burst in my casa earlier today, certainly going to apply some of the methods real soon here.Haha

Jack Fisher says:

I love your video's. I've tackled so many jobs I wouldn't have previously. (Especially in the garden) Keep them coming

russtex says:

OMG! What an absolutely Major job!
I would never want to do that..but, thank you for showing me how it would be done!

JC says:

…Yeah, I was going to comment something like: The only important part is NOT getting any metal shards down the pipe. We had one of these replaced a while back at my old house, and because of some pieces that fell into it, it all got clogged and backed up everywhere (a few years later). Did you manage to get those 3 or 4 pieces back out?

Rick Green says:

Speaking from experience, that is not a fun job. You did have some friendly "help" or at least company and they did remind you of break time. Did they have to cover their ears when things were not going right? Good work, bet you're glad that's done.

Pat Swift says:

I am here to troll you and tell how much you screwed up. Unfortunately I have to say GOOD JOB!

lechatboote says:

Ahhh cast iron, when it was put in great, years later bad news. Seen lots of that cracked stuff in older homes. Great job, I noticed how friable it was when you hit it with the hammer, good thing you pay attention!!! Great job, you make it look much easier than it is.

Fish Kungfu says:

Great job! I'm just here for the snacks. 🙂

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