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Old 05-15-2011, 11:17 PM   #1
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Drain hose leaking

I have a drain hose that runs from my sewer line downstairs up to the kitchen sink drain. I noticed some water last nite and see that the original hose or pipe was installed on the edge of my concrete basement walls. This house was built in the early 70's..I felt the pipe and it feels like it is worn at the area of contact..it is so tight and heavy that I couldn't even budge it. It attaches to my drain at a sleeve and then runs into up into my kitchen wall( i guess?) to the back of my drain. If this is a hose, it is very hard. We are thinking that the house settling over time has put this pressure on the pipe or hose to become worn on the edge of the concrete. I have no access to the back of the kitchen sink..I will have to cut out some sheetrock ..Any suggestions? Iam including two pics...you can see where it has been leaking down the wall..yuk..and I put this board behind the hose to keep it off the wall for now....
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Old 05-16-2011, 12:08 AM   #2
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First: Is the curved piping coming down through the floor a hard pipe (metallic) or is a hard rubber type tubing? I can see where it certainly had the potential to wear a hole in it from the concrete. IMO: This need to be replaced. IF this is indeed a line which allows a sink to drain, where is the "P" trap? Even if it is under the sink, this is not a good example of even a decent plumbing job. I'd look into replacing all of this from the area under the sink to the black looking (maybe cast iron) piping with PVC, and keep it away from the concrete in some manner.


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I talked to a person who works at plumbing supply outlet and she says that it is more than likely cast iron..and there is no replacing this old stuff and like you said ,the replacement is with pvc nowadays. So, what is the "p" trap you are talking about? Like I said before, this house was built in early 70's and some of things Ive encountered are crazy..Like the electrical work....Iam a carpenter by trade and Ive had fits over this house over the years...I can't tell what this pipe actually is..it is either a really hard rubber or cast iron as the lady suggested....It is really heavy duty whatever it is......Is there anything I can put on the pipe to slow or stop the leaking until I get someone to fix it?

Thanks for your info!!
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Old 05-17-2011, 07:19 AM   #5
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You can make a patch of expoxy to cover the leak. You could get a small piece of sheet rubber such as from an inner tube and use a hose clamp to hold it over the leak.

If you can't get to the leak for example it iswhere the pipe goes through the wood subfloor, then there is no way to stop the leak prior to replacing the pipe.
The good conscientious technician or serviceperson will carry extra oils and lubricants in case the new pump did not come with oil or the oil was accidentally spilled, so the service call can be completed without an extra visit.
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