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Old 07-26-2005, 12:39 PM   #1
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Leak at flange and drain pipe

Hello. I recently installed a new wax ring (using the existing toilet) and in my opinion was successful at that task. However, after going under the house (off grade) and pulling down the insulation in that area, I found some moisture and could tell there is a small leak. No water on the bathroom floor but when the toilet is flushed, I can see a trickle coming from where the flange meets the drain pipe. I know the BEST way to handle this would be to pull that toilet up again, replace the flange and the drain pipe and reinstall but am interested in a good temporary fix. I've read adhesives won't work, primarily because they are made to adhere and not seal, but is there anything else I can use to seal this joint? Although the pipe is 3" PVC, I have no experience in cutting and fitting and trying to buy some time. Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks! Tally


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Old 07-26-2005, 08:32 PM   #2
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Actually there is a product made by Devcon called plastic welder and it is sold at Home depot and even Walmart($3.00). This product is what techs from whirlpool manufacturers use to fix leaking whirlpool pvc fittings, after the whirlpool has been installed and cannot be replaced. I have used it on my own whirlpool repairs without having to wait for a tech and it works great! Make sure you wipe the joint dry with paper towels and keep it dry for at least an hour after you apply it and you will be leak free.


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