Is this an asbestos cement or cast iron soil pipe?

Discussion in 'Plumbers' Talk' started by I2278, Jan 18, 2019.

  1. I2278

    I2278 New Member

    I have attached pictures of my soil pipe, just wanted to know if it’s a cast iron or asbestos cement soil pipe. It’s an internal soil pipe in a block of flats if that helps.

    There is currently one toilet attached to this soil pipe, the branch off the soil pipe can be seen in the pictures, I would like to install a second toilet in the bathroom which is adjacent to the toilet room, how would I go about doing this, i.e. is it possible to change the angle the branch protrudes from the soil pipe at?

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  2. Wayners

    Wayners Well-Known Member

    Stick shavings foam on and drill through it a little. Be obvious if it's asbestos or iron
  3. rogerk101

    rogerk101 Well-Known Member

    You should be able to hear the difference when tapping them with something like a screwdriver or small hammer. If the sound is a dull thud, then it's likely to be cement based. If it's more of a metallic sound then it's likely to be cast iron.
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  4. Wayners

    Wayners Well-Known Member

    fridge magnet could be put to good use and will prove iron or not
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  5. goldenboy

    goldenboy Well-Known Member

    Magnet surely is the best way.
  6. teabreak

    teabreak Well-Known Member

    Odd connectors for either iron or asbestos might even be plastic!

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