Help! I have a leak in the p-trap under my tub and another leak from the overflow on the tub. I'm pretty sure it's brass. Is there an easy and not so costly way to fix these myself? I've worked a bit with ABS and copper supply pipes before but not this. Photos are below.
Can I clean it up, empty the p-trap and solder around it? But in any case, for the overflow, I definitely would not be able to reach it from behind.
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I just did this in our restaurant. If it's a pipe that doesn't have a lot of pressure running through it (less than 100 psi.) then try this:
Get some radiator repair compound from a auto-parts store (the kind that comes in a little roll that you have to mix by squishing together).
Prepare enough to wrap around the entire joint or pipe, wrap it, let it set (about an hour) and voila, fixed leak.
Is this really valid?
This is a view from the bottom of the tub. At the top is the overflow drain that is leaking -- you can see the wet strip going down the outside of the tub.