Pipe support clamp

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by HighlandDIYGuy, 11 Mar 2008.

  1. HighlandDIYGuy

    HighlandDIYGuy

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    I know I need one of these to support a 4" cast iron vertical waste stack I'm cutting into and replacing a section in plastic. This is so the whole lot doesn't come crashing down (I would have replaced the whole thing in plastic but too many other things attached at a higher level and it would be a nightmare). I know what they look like and everyone knows I need one but I can't seem to find anyone who stocks them. I can get the connectors to plastic pipe and all the other gubbins I need from the local plumber's merchant but not one of these clamps. Any ideas ? Preferable in the North of Scotland i.e. Inverness/Aberdeen or anywhere in between
     
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    I'm not sure from your description exactly what fittings you need, but Hargreaves Foundry here make soil pipe and fittings in cast iron.
     
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    Not quite the same (it wasn't cast iron), but I replaced a section of soil stack below other fittings by doing the following just above the section to cut out;

    * Drill a hole into the wall at the same height either side of the stack and screw a heavy duty wall anchor into the hole, with a protrusion of the anchor matching the projection of the stack

    * Drill a hole through the stack at the level of the tops of the wall anchors

    * Thread a heavy steel bar through the hole in the stack so it overhangs the anchors and 'sits' on them

    * Proceed to carefully cut out the section of stack - the section of stack above the cut out will 'sit' on the bar on the wall anchors

    * Fit your new section of stack

    * Remove the steel bar and wall anchors and keep those fingers crossed

    * Seal the holes with a suitable sealant

    Hope that helps.
     
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