Hi All from Indiana! Have a problem with a remodel thats kicking my butt and would like to ask for anyones suggestions. I am adding a laundry room and it is being built in what was once an attached garage, I have turned part of the space into a media room with the whole home theater setup and projection unit. the back wall of the room had a floor drain That I wanted to change out for a standard 1-1/2 pipe to be used for the drain from a washer. and I added a wall to create the laundry room. A little info on the house, its a 50's single story ranch on slab foundation. The previous owners had tried to use the floor drain for there washing machine by removing the cover, pushing a piece of pvc pipe in and backfilled around the pipe with cement. This rigged fix must not have worked well for the because they had T'd into the hot water safty valve drain to let overflow run outside the house and into the backyard. No I am not running it that way and No I don't think it was a responsible way to do it. So now I am trying to fix it right. I busted away the floor slab around the floor drain and was intending to cut the floor drain pipe a few inches shy of where it goes into the joint in the main drain pipe. and use that tail to add a boot and convert out to PVC. from there it would be a simply 90deg elbow and run a pipe up the all to place the washer drain line in. Seemed sooo Simple. Once I got the concrete busted free, the floor drain sorta slid onto its side on its own. I looked at the joint where the floor drain unit ties into the rest of the line, and it was apparent that the joint has been leaking for a very long time. I went ahead as planned and cut the floor drain pipe off leaving about 4 inches sticking out from the joint. Once I removed the rest of the old floor drain and was able to investigate a little further. The tail piece I left in the main connetion joint can easily slide back and forth about 2 inches and spins 360Deg easilly. It is still stuck inside the fitting and woun't just slip the rest of the way out. I'v worked on plenty of newer construction utilizing only PVC and pex but trying to convert from metal over to pvc is a limited experience for me. I have seen guys boot old to new but that has always been at some point where the old metal was cut somewhere between a connection and boots were applied. I'v never seen a conversion at the joint other than using threaded fittlings that convert the pipe. This joint seems to me like it has no threads and was originally a slip joint with something added like lead to seal the joint.... Help??? I know I'm rambling so any info or clarifications about the novel above please ask. I am at wits end with this little project.