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JohnJak 07-08-2008 08:01 AM

PVC pipe leak
Hello, This is my first post so be gentle. One of the fittings on the washer drain outlet to the main outlet is leaking and loose. Can I just pull it apart and prime/re glue it? Thanks

Termite 07-08-2008 08:15 AM

Howdy JohnJak.

If the plumbing is PVC, that's strange that it is loose. Do you think that someone forgot to glue it? If you're able to take it loose and determine that it isn't broken somehow, and it it will go back in cleanly, there's no reason you can't re-glue it.

Use primer and then glue, just like you said.

JohnJak 07-08-2008 08:27 AM

Thanks for the comeback. I am now going down in the crawl space to fix it. I might be able to pull it back bout an inch or so to make a glue job. It's at a very awkward spot to work(no room) at the fitting. I really don't want to rip the entire junction area apart(big job).

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