Cast Iron Pipe

Cast Iron Pipe
Cast iron was used as the standard material for the main waste line in homes and in most commercial buildings. It is a very durable material but requires some special skills for installation, modifications or repairs.

In recent years, ABS or PVC pipe has replaced the use of cast iron pipe. But cast iron pipe can be used to reduce the noise from water flow. For example, in walls and ceilings under a 2nd floor bath. For example where such a bathroom is located over a living or dinning room and the noise transmission from the bathroom use is unwanted. Cast Iron Pipe

A new clean-out in a waste line (see above) may be an indication of a need for frequent side-sewer cleaning the the possibility of damage. If seen during in an inspection, it suggest the need for a side-sewer TV camera inspection.

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