Old pipes in renovated house

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  1. Mar 15, 2019 #1

    SBR

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    Just bought recently renovated house, only to have immediate water damage from 18-inch crack along ~65 year old cast iron pipe. Plumber cut out damaged section with reciprocating saw and installed PVC with clean-out port. Two questions:
    1) Has anyone seen further problems from vibration caused by reciprocating saws?
    2) Would anyone else have added support for old pipes, or do the connections between the CI and PVC provide adequate support to minimalize further stress on old pipes? Original metal support bands anchored to wooden joists are visible.
     
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    cutting ci with a Sawzall is usually not a problem...did you have him check the rest of the pipe....the coupling he would use would be a stainless steel shielded 2 band transition coupling one side excepts the ci the other side the pvc I think the brand is pro flex
     
  3. Mar 16, 2019 at 3:12 PM #3

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    you need a support on both sides of any band that is installed on a horizontal hanging cast iron pipe

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