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Replaced a bunch of cast iron. The 2" line on the left is a vent that goes straight up several floors. The weight had cracked some fittings. The pipe is exposed next to the toilet because the plumbing was added decades after the house was built. I used a riser clamp on the floor to prevent it from falling more. Sorry there is no before pic.

@The Dane The OLD waterline is so shallow it used to freeze. They ran a 1/4" copper line off the main and tapped directly into the waste line. Used a petcock to regulate the flow. This was long before water meters and I think the town water was spring fed. Total water use wasn't really an issue. Only a small number of houses would have had town water.

I cut the lead riser just above the c.i. hub and initially was going to fernco to the lead riser. Then I remembered that a couple months prior I had replaced the toilet flange with a TKO. So I just reached up in and primed/glued the inside of the toilet flange and inserted 3" PVC from below. It's a wall hung tank toilet, I had completely rebuilt it not long ago. I will try to find the pics.

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I hate plaster, especially with metal lath. It was a closet so at least I could shut the doors and keep the mess inside. I started cutting with my Fein tool but decided to just go full send and use the diamond blade on my angle grinder. It was a cracked 2" ABS 90. Master lav sinks drain. ~30 years old. As usual there was a ton of crap left from the trades in the ceiling that fell out as I opened it.


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It’s been a little slow but people can’t have water coming through the ceiling. This galvanized pipe sprung a leak so I opened the ceiling where the water was coming out. It turns out the leak was 6’ away. I tried cutting the bad section out to replace it but the threads broke in the tee when I tried to unthread it. I had to open another hole in the shower to re-do it.
That long leaky galvanized is perfect for megapress fithings.
 
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