The submitter wrote: “Duct tape used to plug a leak in an outside drainage pipe on a street in ritzy Beacon Hill neighborhood of Boston. Shows you that no matter how rich or high class the neighborhood you live in, there is white trash in everyone.”
1)How much would a replacement part cost. 2)They should probably spend a little money on some sandpaper and paint too.
That is cast iron pipe so the whole 45 would need to be replaced, I sell this stuff and in Texas the bend would be around $20.00 or so. That is put together with lead and I don’t know what the current code is there so it could run from a couple to several hundred to fix.
this could also be easily and cheaply fixed by cutting out the rotted section with a carbide saws-all blade, then use 2 no hub connectors top and bottom with a ABS 45 which has 2 short stubs to make the fit. cost under $100.00
@Wolfman, it would all depend on what the city codes are.
@Phantom Fan- it’s a landmark neighborhood, a whole new set of rules and regulations to alter the look of the building are in play. Sandpaper and paint removal are a fight not worth fighting for the owner
ABS and no hub connecters meet ALL national codes (ICC) for sewer drain lines ,and in my experience they exceed most regs. because of there smooth interior walls, granted you might have to add some additional pipe support because of the weight of the existing cast iron pipe.
They couldn’t at least use brown colored duct tape (like from 3M/Scotch), lol! ‘.’
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