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Old 02-07-2013, 09:04 AM   #16
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I just did my leak test on Tuesday....but I used water.....and mine is 2-story...

I'm willing to bet that you have a vent somewhere you forgot to plug....

You mentioned that you "unplugged the toilet"...does this mean that you removed the plug for the toilet? Or is the toilet in place?

Like eplumber said....use water....you will find the leak.

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Old 02-07-2013, 09:20 AM   #17
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Back to basics.

Did you purple prime all your connections a little deeper than the bells, use a large can of cement and dauber, glue bell, then spigot end, then insert your pipe fully, and rotate a 1/4 turn, Hold fitting in for a while, then trace around with glue?

Its amazing to me the force that the pipe applies to try and back out from the heat developed by the reaction of the glue. A lot of people don't get the pipe all the way in, and don't hold it in long enough. They walk away, and the pipe backs out.

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yes i did not realize about the pipe working its way out or that i was supposed to prime a little past the connection, thats what makes me a rookie!
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I corrected the problem I used the shop vac to put a vacuum on all the lines and I went around with heavy duty plumbing glue and reglued all the fittings until glue filled all voids, I did the pressure test today and everything is perfectly fine, held 5 lbs for 30 minutes
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Just to let everybody know I had the inspector come over today and everything is approved and my idea work

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