Leak In PVC DWV Fixed! - Plumbing - DIY Home Improvement | DIYChatroom


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-28-2011, 06:04 PM   #1
In a little over my head
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 743
Rewards Points: 516
Default

leak in PVC DWV fixed!


I've asked plenty of questions around here. My turn with an answer, and a neat trick. I can't take credit for it; I found it on the internet.

To make a long story short, I had a tiny leak in the DWV for my new bathroom. In a bad place, too. I really didn't want to cut it out. I sealed up all the openings but one (lav sink drain) and sealed my shop vac in the pipe. My wife sat at the vacuum switch while I went under the house. When I touched the leak with the purple primer dauber, I could hear it suck primer in. Pffffffffffffft. Dab with the glue dauber. Pfft and FIXED!

Neat trick.

Advertisement

ratherbefishing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2011, 06:38 PM   #2
DIY staff

 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 22,319
Rewards Points: 3,276
Default

leak in PVC DWV fixed!


That is one to remember!! Thank you---

Advertisement

__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2011, 12:13 AM   #3
Master Plumber
 
Javiles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Miami Florida
Posts: 1,465
Rewards Points: 718
Default

leak in PVC DWV fixed!


keep an eye on it chances are that it will leak again.PVC (glue) is not a glue itís a solvent when you join the two connections you have to give them at least a quarter turn the solvent fuses the two sections together.
__________________


Experience is Knowing what to do next, Skill is knowing how to do it

http://www.americandrain.net
Javiles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2011, 12:54 AM   #4
DIY staff

 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 22,319
Rewards Points: 3,276
Default

leak in PVC DWV fixed!


Quote:
Originally Posted by Javiles View Post
keep an eye on it chances are that it will leak again.PVC (glue) is not a glue itís a solvent when you join the two connections you have to give them at least a quarter turn the solvent fuses the two sections together.
I never heard of 'have to give it a quarter turn' --Why?
__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2011, 12:56 AM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,525
Rewards Points: 1,000
Default

leak in PVC DWV fixed!


Mike,

Friction so that the bond made by the primer & glue melting the pipe creates a stronger bond.
VIPlumber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2011, 12:57 AM   #6
DIY staff

 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 22,319
Rewards Points: 3,276
Default

leak in PVC DWV fixed!


Thanks---

Advertisement

__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fixed water leak now low pressure whitecrow Plumbing 15 08-13-2011 12:36 PM
Roof leak nightmare..... it won't stop amandat37 Roofing/Siding 52 04-22-2011 01:47 PM
Apartment water leak - questions haris General DIY Discussions 2 03-23-2011 08:26 PM
leak (hopefully fixed), some rotten wood novive Carpentry 10 12-13-2010 05:28 PM
Shower leak (what else) Old home, new owner... Rubbertree Plumbing 8 09-25-2009 02:26 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts