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ITTTom 12-10-2007 08:00 PM

Kitchen Drain Leak
My leak is from the copper stub out. It is nothing big and non pressure so I am just looking for some insight as to what would be a simple fix.

I just went through a complete rebuild of my kitchen after a pin hole leak was found which damaged the sub floor and dry wall.

The wife thought it would be more cost effective to repair it all ourselves (myself :furious: ) and I am not about to remove the cabinets and drywall again if I do not have to.

The leak is from a crack (hairline) in the copper stub out (approx 1") so I was thinking of it could be an easy fix (I hope)

Any ideas?


Mike Swearingen 12-11-2007 05:05 AM

You might be able to cut the line in the middle of that split and repair this with a slide-on neoprene rubber Fernco coupling the size of the drain pipe. A Fernco is a rubber sleeve with stainless steel clamps on both ends, and are code-approved for drain lines.
Good Luck!

ITTTom 12-24-2007 08:18 PM

Thanks Mike,

Went out that day found exactly what you discribed and worked like a charm.


Mike Swearingen 12-24-2007 08:38 PM

Great! Isn't DIY "fun" when it works. LOL
May you and yours have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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