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Old 08-19-2013, 01:57 AM   #1
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Clean out pipe...

My house is pretty old and has cast iron drainage. I removed the brass clean out plug but it pretty much fell out with a few twists. Anyway I unplugged my business and now comes times to put it back on. The thread on the pipe and plug rusted off. I tried threading on a plastic plug to no avail. I screwed on a galvanized steel plug but it's not quite sealing. Can a plummer cut new threads into the pipe? Any other suggestions? Replacing the piping is not an option at this point.


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Probably cut out that section and replace with new T
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Old 08-19-2013, 11:27 AM   #3
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Clean out pipe...

That would require me to tear out the sink cabinet.


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Old 08-19-2013, 12:07 PM   #4
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can you take a picture?

they make waterproof epoxys that you can machine, so you could possibly drill it and cut new threads into it.
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Old 08-19-2013, 12:18 PM   #5
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Pipe dope.
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Old 08-19-2013, 12:55 PM   #6
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So I imagine that this is under the sink? maybe a 1.5" cast iron pipe? Use Rubber couplings. They will fit right over the end of the cast iron pipe. You will probably need something like this. I use something this all the time on my rental units.

Hope this helps and if you take pictures I'm sure more people on here will have suggestions

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Fernco-1-...9#.UhJNZj-KJ8E

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Re: Clean out pipe...

Or get one of those rubber end caps. Cant really tell based on Ur post

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Or get one of those rubber end caps. Cant really tell based on Ur post

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you can do something like this or you can get an expandable plug



for the caps measure the O/D of your pipe/fitting, for the plugs measure the I/D of the pipe/fitting

those are your quickest/cheapest fixes. or you can replace the T, which unless it's rotting out would be a wasteful solution.
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