Re: Loose cast iron washer drain pipe
If the joint is sealed with lead, you can sometimes get it to seal by packing the lead in tighter with a drift and hammer.
How to tell if it's a lead seal: where the pipe enters the fitting, the fitting is about 3/4" larger radius all the way around the pipe, and may be recessed right next to the pipe.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.