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  1. #1
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    Default wrapped soil pipe

    100 year old house. Photo is of soil pipe that has some kind of wrap around it labeled "Carhartt". I'm thinking there was a pipe repair where they had to chop out some concrete, and then before repairing the concrete they wrapped the pipe, as a kind of bond breaker.
    Anyone have any better ideas, or know why it's labeled "Carhartt"??

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    Default Re: wrapped soil pipe

    They do make a duck/duct tape with their name on it.
    Silver Duct Tape with Carhartt Logo 30 ft Roll | Duck Tape

    I wouldn't assume anything about why someone wrapped tape around the drain pipe.


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    Default Re: wrapped soil pipe

    Quote Originally Posted by Dom D'Agostino View Post
    They do make a duck/duct tape with their name on it.
    Silver Duct Tape with Carhartt Logo 30 ft Roll | Duck Tape

    I wouldn't assume anything about why someone wrapped tape around the drain pipe.


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    Default Re: wrapped soil pipe

    I'd assume a leaking pipe and a cheap DIYer-selfer repair.

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    Default Re: wrapped soil pipe

    Cast Iron pipe does not require any wrapping on it even under cement. There is no professional reason to wrap a pipe with duct tape or any other type of tape. As said already more than likely a DIY repair for a leak or a hole in the top of the pipe.


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    Default Re: wrapped soil pipe

    I hear that repair method is very common in and around Port Asbestos , Canada. The only Official Repair method fully endorsed by those of the Lodge at Possum Lake Plumbers Guild. Their motto is: If the Inspectors don't find you handsome, they may as well find you handy"...or something like that...Eeh!


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    Default Re: wrapped soil pipe

    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Morrison View Post
    I hear that repair method is very common in and around Port Asbestos , Canada. The only Official Repair method fully endorsed by those of the Lodge at Possum Lake Plumbers Guild. Their motto is: If the Inspectors don't find you handsome, they may as well find you handy"...or something like that...Eeh!
    Handymans secret weapon.

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