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Old 06-12-2009, 03:57 PM   #1
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No Hub connector on PVC fittings?


New counter tops with under-mount sink. Had to redo drain layout. Drain is teed out of wall and had a 45 degree elbow glued tight to the tee. Had to cut the elbow off flush with the tee in the wall. Used a no hub connector to connect the tee to the trap adapter. Seems to work fine with no leaks, My question - is this an acceptable method for a permanent repair or should I plan to open the wall to replace the tee?

Pipe and fitting size is 1.5 inch if that is a concern.


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No Hub connector on PVC fittings?


How much is he connecter on the old pipe?
Fernco connector?
You could seal the connector with silicone for added security from leaks.

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Old 06-13-2009, 12:36 AM   #3
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If the no hub band is on pipe then you're ok. If you have it stretched over the hub of the tee then its a no go.

For about $10-15 you can buy a reaming tool for 1-1/2" pipe that will ream the old pipe thats left in the hub of the tee out. Slow steady pressure and keeping the drill straight is key to doing this successfully.

You can also put a hose clamp around the hub, use a hacksaw blade to cut a notch through the pipe being VERY careful not to cut the hub of the fitting, then chip it all out with a hammer and small flat blade screwdriver. Note that this method isnt always successful. It takes patience to do this without cracking the fitting.

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If the no hub band is on pipe then you're ok. If you have it stretched over the hub of the tee then its a no go. Good luck
The no hub fitting I bought has a rubber like sleeve is wrapped with a piece of corrugated metal sleeve and has a SS hose clamp in each end (bought at HD, not marked with a name). It says it is for 1.5 inch size both ends. It fits perfectly over the outside of the Tee and the trap adapter fitting, did not stretch at all. I think the box I picked it up from said it was for cast iron pipe. If this is the wrong repair I will take JDC's advise and try to ream the pipe out of the Tee fitting.
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