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    Default Crack in cast iron stack pipe

    I have a 100 year old house and the pipe from the upstairs bathroom is cast iron transitioning to pvc in the basement. Both the bath/sink and the toilet drain through this pipe which is in the wall. Both the bathroom and the kitchen below have been remodeled/tiled.
    Recently the pipe developed a crack/leak resulting in some water ending up in the basement. Is there any way to re-line the pipe or will it have to be replaced, if so can it be removed without destroying the bathroom floor tile or kitchen wall tile
    Thanks in advance

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    Default Re: Crack in cast iron stack pipe

    Although re-lining is commonly done for large sewer mains, I am not aware of any small-scale application of the technology that would help you.

    It seems you will have to do some damage to finished surfaces to fix this, so the best I can think of is to find a way to do it with the least damage. Sorry.

    Do not overlook the possibility of re-routing the pipe, if practical.

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    Default Re: Crack in cast iron stack pipe

    contact ACE Duraflo at 949-724-0323
    They do in-place pipe restoration
    www.aceduraflo.com

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    Default Re: Crack in cast iron stack pipe

    Quote Originally Posted by ExPatBrit View Post
    I have a 100 year old house and the pipe from the upstairs bathroom is cast iron transitioning to pvc in the basement. Both the bath/sink and the toilet drain through this pipe which is in the wall. Both the bathroom and the kitchen below have been remodeled/tiled.
    Recently the pipe developed a crack/leak resulting in some water ending up in the basement. Is there any way to re-line the pipe or will it have to be replaced, if so can it be removed without destroying the bathroom floor tile or kitchen wall tile
    Thanks in advance
    How do you know it is a crack in the pipe and not just a simple wax ring replacement? Can you actually see the crack. Check toilet to see if any water is visible at the base. Hope that helps.

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    Question Re: Crack in cast iron stack pipe

    Hi there - we have the same problem, pre-war 2 storey brick house with 4'' cast iron drainpipe from roof to basement where water is leaking when it rains or when we shower on 2nd floor. did you find a solution to repair without busting down walls and ceilings? hope you did and if so, would love to hear how you did it!

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    Question Re: Crack in cast iron stack pipe

    Hi there - we have the same problem, pre-war 2 storey brick house with 4'' cast iron drainpipe from roof to basement where water is leaking when it rains or when we shower on 2nd floor. did you find a solution to repair without busting down walls and ceilings? we have vintage ceramics on walls where pipe runs behind - hope you fond a non-destructive solution and if so, would love to hear how you did it!

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