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Old 01-02-2012, 12:58 AM   #1
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Hey there everyone

I have this drain coming from the kitchen on the upper floor and it stated to leak right around the circled area. I put some general purpose stuff that is supposed to stop leaks on everything all around there...worked great but now after a couple of months it has started to leak again.

I'm handy have lots of tools but have never worked on plumbing so I have no clue what to do.

What can I do to fix this for good.

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Is that a reducer its tied into?

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Is that a reducer its tied into?
That is what it looks like to me.
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What can I do to fix this for good.
Cutting to the chase...
I think you'll need to break up the concrete around the pipe and dig down a bit until you can get to fresh pipe with a cutting tool. Cut it cleanly.

At that point you can set whatever new fittings are needed to transition between whatever it is you have in the ground and the pipe that goes up to the kitchen. I'd include a cleanout in that too.

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I'd also suspect that the drain is starting to back up from a blockage causing the leak to show up.
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Seeing how there is a reducer on this what is the best way to re-fit this...if I do open up the area around the pipe and cut the reducer off....run a reducer again?

Is there any way to remove the elbow off the rducer and try that before opening the floor.....the leak is right at the elbow and the floor dries up fast when the stop leak stuff was applied and was working.

Just checking my options

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If that is a pipe nipple between the 45 and the reducer you might be able to remove/replace it,my question is how the nipple is connected to the reducer.
Is is threaded into it some how or is it leaded in?
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If that is a pipe nipple between the 45 and the reducer you might be able to remove/replace it,my question is how the nipple is connected to the reducer.
Is is threaded into it some how or is it leaded in?
Ok how would you remove this pipe ? Is there any way to loosen it? heat it up? Or it has to be cut carefully off trying to save the pipe underneath?

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Looks like steel pipe coming down the wall tied into a cast iron reducer
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Looks like steel pipe coming down the wall tied into a cast iron reducer

No this is all abs pipe in the picture, by the way what is this fitting up the pipe.
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That pipe/fittings looked rough like steel in your first picture!
That makes life much easier,is that reducer and pipe coming through floor abs also or is it cast iron/steel?
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thats a clean out plug
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That pipe/fittings looked rough like steel in your first picture!
That makes life much easier,is that reducer and pipe coming through floor abs also or is it cast iron/steel?

sorry about that maybe because of all the crap spewing down it

Everything there is abs pipe
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Id take and have that line cabled out first through that cleanout plug.
Then once the area is all dried out id take some clear pvc primer and clean the area around that joint really good and let it dry really good(no water down the pipe)
Then id some masking tape and mask off the area directly above and below the joint,then take some of that nasty black abs cement and work it into the joint as good as you can all the way around.
Once the glue dries peel the tape back off and run some water down the pipe and look for leaks.
Thats not the most ideal way of fixing it,but if you dont want to break up the floor thats the next best thing i can suggest.
If that doesnt do if the next option would be a hole in your floor /recip saw and some no-hub couplings
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Ok i'm off to get some stuff will try that cement first, thanks plummen

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