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Old 03-24-2012, 02:06 PM   #1
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the first connection at the 90 degree angle is dripping behind the toilet wall. the wall on all 3 sides is discolored due to this slow process. turned off the toilet and tore off the top of the wall behind it. it is about 1 foot in and leaks where the purple glue joint is. my question is can i repair the glue joint without tearing the whole fitting apart by using a different type of glue, caulking or even super glue??? it would have to stand up to pressure and of course the " mess " in the toilet water also. any ideas would help.
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What kind of pipe,picture?

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Bad joint needs to be replaced with new parts. The purple is a primer, primer first then glue.
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took pics but cant get them to load, files too big or something. it is white plastic pipe glued together with purple glue. it leaks at the first joint where the elbow is so i guess there is pressure there from the toilet flushing and the elbow slowing it down. my pics are almost 1,000kb and the site says they have to be 100kb so i am at a loss, comp illiterate.
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If its pvc Id just cut it off and glue a new fitting and pipe on there.
The purple primer that everybody seems to be in love with these days is the same as clear primer,they just add dye to it so inspectors can see its been used on underground work.
around here we use the clear primer above ground.
Anyway make sure you use some sort of primer(clear or purple) and good glue on your fittings,also make sure pipe is supported from moving inside wall really good
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