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Aqua Wolf

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Hey everyone. The requirement for cast iron in commercial buildings or over 5 stories in residential is beginning to be a pain in the a##. I have heard several times this is going away. Can anyone confirm this and do we have a date when this is going away? It is absurd that this is still a thing. Thanks in advance!
 

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I'm not sure about that either, may have to contact the board to get an awnser
 

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What's wrong with cast iron. Chicago area still pours lead joints on sanitary and storm, at least they were back in 2011 and 2012 when I was working out there. If i built a new house today it would be cast iron instead of thin wall pvc that sounds like a waterfall in the walls
 

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What's wrong with cast iron. Chicago area still pours lead joints on sanitary and storm, at least they were back in 2011 and 2012 when I was working out there. If i built a new house today it would be cast iron instead of thin wall pvc that sounds like a waterfall in the walls
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Then why don't we just install IKEA flex pipe all over the place and save tons of time. I am glad i left the field for the design side. The house field has turned into its slogan we used to say. Throw up the trash and collect the cash.
 

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And MONEY!! A 5’ length of 4” cast iron drain pipe runs over $80. In PVC, a 10’ length of same is less than $12. Shall we discuss the price of fittings?

As they say, “do the math”.

@CT18 You say you would, but I sincerely doubt you’d go with cast iron in a residential setting. You’d go broke IF you could find a crew skilled enough to install it. Look at these recent posts—they can’t even properly anchor a simple stub-off!!! 😉
 

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What's wrong with cast iron. Chicago area still pours lead joints on sanitary and storm, at least they were back in 2011 and 2012 when I was working out there. If i built a new house today it would be cast iron instead of thin wall pvc that sounds like a waterfall in the walls
The problem with today's castiron it's thin wall no hub that will fail in 15 years. SCH 40 PVC will last much longer.
 
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