Matthew, that sounds like a good workout!
I'm glad you are laughing at my pain. Remind me never to trip when you are around.
Doesn't if feel like an absolute pleasure to work with PVC after the cast iron? Oh man, I love PVC.
Yes, four letter words are pretty common when I'm working! Actually, this job went pretty easy compared to my previous project's (attic) plumbing/electrical. Taking out old pipes that run through 4 floors and then pulling lines and wires up using a wire snake (or whatever it is called) was QUITE fun. I had to make about 6 holes in the wall to remove the 4" cast iron waste pipe....and that pipe is HEAVY. Two feet is probably 50 lbs. I used a "come along" and did it all myself. It was easy to break with the chain pipe breaker rented at the Depot. The only problem is that I had to make a hole in the wall on each side of the pipe! Oh, and the walls are build after the pipe, so you couldn't just slip them out. I did a lot of drywall repair afterwards!
...but yes, some of the other attic pipe was impossible to cut without out an angle grinder fit with an *unsafe* 10" cutting wheel. Sparks were flying everywhere and I had a death grip on the grinder since my hand was directly under the cutting wheel. I had to remove the guard to get the wheel to fit.
The basement pipe cut pretty easily (easy for 2" pipe) with a single blade.
I woke up an hour early today and pulled some "excess" water supply lines out. I'll have to wait until Thursday before I can do anything major since I'll have a bigger block of time to work on it. Until then I'll try to replace and move electrical circuits one by one.