Soil Vent Repair

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Hi all. Recently had a blocked toilet, after exhausting a lot of options they cut a hole in the soil vent pipe to get access to blockage which was caused by a damaged rest bend. The rest bend is due to be repaired under house insurance but I need to get a seperate quote for pipe repair, will get a quote from company doing the insurance job, is there a particular type of comapany I should get a comparisson quote or just go to plumbing companies? Pipe is cast iron. thanks
 
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Andy, thanks for reply. Ill be honest I will need someone to do the job for me, have had 2 quotes so far one for £400 plus vay for a specially made connection with rodding eye for future access and one for £250 plus vat but that is plastic replacement, wont look right in my opinion. do you think I shoule be maybe looking at a handyman to do it with your suggestion, quotes feel a bit high. cheers
 
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What have the first company quoted? (Apart from £400)

Cut section of soil pipe supply and fit 2 new couplings with rodding eye joint?



Get a couple more quotes, it's only a 1/2 day job plus materials.

Don't forget who ever does the job will quote for 1 full day, which is fair.

If possible post some pictures.

Andy
 
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thanks Andy, have pasted works description below, will get a photo up at some point. Pipe is in working order, it has been patched up, dont know name of material used. thanks

"Cut out a section 0f the cast iron soil vent pipe and install a new 'Like for like'
cast iron rodding eye access to give further access in the future for clearance
and maintenance, this will include 2 x space saving connections to completely
seal the pipework, this cast iron rodding eye the is a specialist fitting and we have
confirmed from our suppliers this will take up to 5 working days to be made up
and delivered from the point of order."
 
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If the rest bend at the bottom of the stack is damaged, then this will have to be replaced anyway, so I would look to getting stack repaired at the same time. New section of stack fitted, c/w access pipe if required, and would avoid trying to 'slot in' new section into the existing stack.

I wonder what the 'spacesaving' couplings are, my suspicion is they're the 'Timesaver' type which wont match the existing socketed joints anyway. If aesthetics are important the new section could be fitted, the rest bend replaced on the bottom then fit the slip joint on the drain so it wont be seen. May also prove cheaper to fit a small inspection chamber just after the rest bend on the drain and omit the cast access pipe.
 

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