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Old 05-14-2008, 07:31 AM   #1
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We hadn't used the upstairs shower for 5-6 months because a leak was dripping into the grywall ceiling above the washer.

Last week I noticed that the spot was wet again. Tore through the drywall and found a supply-line leak at a joint. Cut, glued etc through an 8.5 inch hole in the ceiling.

Turned on the water and found a leak in the upstairs shower drain, looks like poor seal from drain pipe to fitting.


No room to work without tearing out the shower and floor upstairs so..

Will the 2-part epoxy work to seal the drain leak?

Should I try to just seal with CPVC cement?

After twelve hours, I also noticed a single drop at one joint in my supply line repair. Will epoxy work there?

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Old 05-14-2008, 08:06 AM   #2
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I doubt you'll have much luck with epoxy. If it works, it will be a band-aid at best. Is the drain metal or plastic?

On your supply repair did you use CPVC-specific glue and cleaner? Did you use the cleaner on all mating surfaces? Was there water present when you glued the two together? I ask because it is really strange for such a simple glued supply connection to leak.

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Drain is plastic, PVC.

I'm waiting for wife to come home to positively identify the leak location. Looks like its simply when the trap is full and draining that water leraks through the connection, so I'm hoping the low pressure will be plugged.

Would CPVC cement work better?


Simple supply connection wasn't so simple. Working through the small opening and trying to reach the last connection. Also had two couplers to join at the last. May not have been the best connection.

Used the correct cleaners and cement, it was the final coupler to pipe that has the drop at it now.
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HOOAH!!

I found the drain leak, it was at the drain itself, inside the shower. reset the seal and....

EUREKA

No drain leak. Even ran the shower for awhile to verify.

Now that pesty supply leak!
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