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Old 12-28-2011, 05:04 PM   #1
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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!

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

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Old 12-28-2011, 11:13 PM   #3
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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.
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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?
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Mike,

Friction so that the bond made by the primer & glue melting the pipe creates a stronger bond.
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