Has anyone removed cast iron waste pipes? My house is ~90 years old and I will be tackling the bathroom as my next renovation project so I need to decide if I should switch to PVC and remove the old cast iron.
How bad is it going to smell if I have to cut these pipes out? My fear is they are going to be coated with 90 years of fecal matter and I really don't want to deal with that sludge getting all over. The good news is all the pipes are in the same 20' area at the back of the house and all are exposed in my wide open basement.