I'm adding a utility sink in my basement. I'd like to drain it into a cast iron pipe junction, but I'm having trouble removing the old plug. It appears to have been sealed with lead solder.
I'm reluctant to heat this with a propane torch; I understand that would cause the lead in the solder and paint to vaporize and create a health hazard.
My other idea is to cut the cast iron pipe on the opposite side, which drains a washing machine, and replace that section with ABS.
Is there a good way to remove this plug? Or should I just cut the opposite pipe?