Cast Iron Drain Pipe
Cast Iron Drain Pipe - Quiet, Durable and Wonderful
"At the very least, use cast iron drain pipe for your toilet pipes across ceilings and down walls. This will stop embarrassing noise and add value to your home."
Tim Carter | Founder - AsktheBuilder.com
Modern cast iron drain pipe is nothing like the cast iron pipe poured into molds years ago. The wall thickness is consistent and the cast iron can last hundreds of years.
It's important to realize that you don't have to use it for all the pipes in your home. Toilet stacks that make noise are the first place to use cast iron.
How Do You Connect the Pipes and Fittings?
You use no hub stainless-steel couplings that contain a rubber seal. The couplings allow you to make adjustments for perfect alignment.
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Does Cast Iron Pipe Pass Code?
Yes, the cast iron pipe is code compliant. It's used exclusively in large high-rise and institutional buildings because it's durable and fireproof.
Does Cast Iron Pipe Burn?
No. Cast iron pipe will not burn. PVC plastic pipe creates a toxic smoke and gas that can kill you in seconds should you breathe in the fumes.
Why is Cast Iron Quiet?
Cast iron pipe is much denser than PVC. The water crashing down a vertical stack doesn't have enough energy to make cast iron vibrate. However, PVC will vibrate readily like a bass drum in your walls and ceilings.