I have a 2" section of ductile cast iron pipe that's in the way of a framing repair job. This pipe needs to move.
The cast iron dates to the original construction, 1938. As was customary at the time, the cast iron was joined with oakum and pure metallic lead.
In the middle is a modern retrofit that's horrible, with no actual seal between a plastic retrofit and the 1938 cast iron. This section serves a single modern sink and dishwasher. Fixing the modern plumbing is no problem. How do I cut & tie into the 1938 cast iron? I have heard that removing the lead is both hard, and will send lead chips down the sewer.
My local library offers a compression snap cutter for cast iron pipes.