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Old 10-25-2010, 03:11 PM   #1
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I am experiencing leakage on the floor surrounding the main stack in my home. I am wondering if it is possible to seal the leak from inside the stack with epoxy, etc.

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Old 10-25-2010, 04:05 PM   #2
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Can you provide more information?
Is it a plumbing vent stack or furnace vent?

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It it the plumbing stack (black PVC).
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The best way to repair it is to cut out the leaking joint and replace it with new ABS pipe (PVC is white). It's a fairly simple repair if you have access to the vent stack. You probably should open the wall up anyway to check the extent of the water damage.
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