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Old 03-31-2012, 10:43 AM   #1
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hi everyone, i had a leak in the wall so then i opened it ... it was one of the vent pipe that was leaking.. the plumber did a really bad job... anyhow iIfigured out the source of the leak and need to replace it... this is my first time so please let me know aa bit in details if you can ...

I have an oscillating tool, so should I just cut the pipe and get a new joint..
how far near the joint should i cut?
once i cut it I will get the same part from home depot and with the primer and cement fix it...
or is there any thing else i can do

please let me know

thank you
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Old 03-31-2012, 10:58 PM   #2
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hi everyone, i had a leak in the wall so then i opened it ... it was one of the vent pipe that was leaking.. the plumber did a really bad job... anyhow iIfigured out the source of the leak and need to replace it... this is my first time so please let me know aa bit in details if you can ...

I have an oscillating tool, so should I just cut the pipe and get a new joint..
how far near the joint should i cut?
once i cut it I will get the same part from home depot and with the primer and cement fix it...
or is there any thing else i can do

please let me know

thank you
I would cut back 3-4 inches on each side if possible get 2-cupplings and another 90 degree ell to have some room to work...prime and glue it up ...

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Old 03-31-2012, 11:19 PM   #3
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Your going to have to clean up those drywall cuts anyway to be able to replace the sheetrock so clean it up to give yourself some room.
I would use what's called repair couplings, There's no rib in the center to stop the coupling from sliding right over the pipe. Cut out the old elbow and make up a new one with two short pieces of the same sized pipe, glue them onto the elbow.
Wipe primer inside the couplings then side the repair couplings over the old pipe, wipe the pipe with primer, once dryed add PVC glue. Install the elbow and PVC stubs and slide the couplings in place.
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You may need to open up that wall a little more to see what is in there. You have your top cut line drawn over the hub of another fitting such as a tee or elbow. This may get a bit more complicated. Open it up some more and repost another picture.
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