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Old 01-20-2012, 06:47 PM   #1
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I've finished my DWV for my rough in inspection and Im not sure how to test for leaks. I bought these little yellow and white caps that just sort of press into the ends of my ABS. Do I just cap all of them and then pour water into my vent on the roof? Seems like there must be a better way. What do those in the know do? Thanks, 1
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Depending on your local code requirements, and what you are testing and how its set up. Under our code, test tee at the new to old transition plugged and a five foot water column, anywhere in the system. All new piping must be under test. 30 min, on the test.
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I've finished my DWV for my rough in inspection and Im not sure how to test for leaks. I bought these little yellow and white caps that just sort of press into the ends of my ABS. Do I just cap all of them and then pour water into my vent on the roof? Seems like there must be a better way. What do those in the know do? Thanks, 1
Be sure the yellow test caps are glue. Don't just push them in.
My area requires a 10' head of water or 5lbs of air pressure. We opt for air when it's below freezing but water is the way to go- you can see your leak
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