Sewer drain replacement

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soparklion11

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I had an issue with my basement sewer piping under my slab basement and now I'm replacing part of it... as I am familiar, anything buried needs to be 4" SCH40-PVC or ABS. The down-drain leading from a bathroom to the 4" pipe is 3" cast iron pipe. Currently, the 3" cast iron meets a Fernco sleeve about a foot off of the floor. I was going to just cut off the rest of the 3" pipe and replace it with a 3 to 4" fernco reducer to PVC.

1. Is there an advantage to removing the old vertical cast iron, or should I just leave it alone?
2. If I replace it, should I use 3" or 4" pipe?

I'm cutting a trough about 1 x 10 ft through the basement slab. Any advice on that would be appreciated.
 
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Picture of the problem?
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cast iron pipe especially on toilets is very silent. i fact some developer insist on all toilet lines be done in cast iron. some building that i have been in when someone flushes the toilet every knows .
 
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