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Help - my pipes sank!

SEBE Member Posts: 1
We disconnected our radiators to strip wallpaper/skim coat/paint walls.  Now we're trying to reconnect them.  Some pipes seems to have "sunk" into the floor.  Sometimes if one of us hauls on it hard while the other threads, no problem.  Others we can't lift high enough to thread.  What should we do?


  • crash2009
    crash2009 Member Posts: 1,484
    Can you get at them

     from the floor below.  If so you might use a car-jack and a long 2X4.
  • Hap_Hazzard
    Hap_Hazzard Member Posts: 2,849
    Go down to the basement.

    See if whatever was holding the bottom of the riser up has crumbled or rotted away. If it has you should be able to lift it from below and prop it up. It's important to restore the original geometry. If the riser has dropped, then the takeoff won't be pitched right, and it will fill up with water unless you raise it back up.
    Just another DIYer | King of Prussia, PA
    1983(?) Peerless G-561-W-S | 3" drop header, CG400-1090, VXT-24
  • JStar
    JStar Member Posts: 2,752

    If the opening in the floor is big enough, you can thread a new pipe or fitting on the sunken part and pull it back up. Then put a big vise grip or clamp on it.
  • SWEI
    SWEI Member Posts: 7,356

    If it's not big enough, a nipple wrench may do the trick.
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