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Old 06-07-2008, 03:10 PM   #16
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since ABS is a little more flexible than PVC if you are careful you have a good chance of chipping the pipe out. You should have a "plan B" ready just in case. Did you Google Pipe Hog and see if any of the many online suppliers will ship to Canada?
I've exhausted my options. Some of the suppliers will ship to Canada, unfortunately this pipe issue is holding back many other projects so I'm hoping to complete it this weekend. This pipe is located in my bedroom, so I've had to relocate alot of furniture to the other half of the basement which is waiting to have the popcorn ceiling sprayed. In the meantime, we've got a fence to put up, 1/8 of siding left to put on the garage, a deck to build, entire house painting, old car to maintain, list goes on. Gotta love it and get er done. I'm going to cut it and try and chisel around. Be back in a few hours crying that I have to smash out concrete.
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Ok, good news. Was able to remove it with the screw driver method. I've recemented it. How long should I wait before I test the system? I don't want the sump to overflow.

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Old 06-07-2008, 06:46 PM   #18
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Ordinarily I'd say give it about an hour. I think the glue can will say to wait lots longer than that. However, since you have had to chip it out and since ABS glue is a cement, not a solvent like PVC, I would wait at least a couple of hours or as long as you can stand it. That's probably overkill but you don't want to have to re-do this.
Great job chipping it out! That is an essential skill that some professional plumbers I've met don't know how to do.
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Ordinarily I'd say give it about an hour. I think the glue can will say to wait lots longer than that. However, since you have had to chip it out and since ABS glue is a cement, not a solvent like PVC, I would wait at least a couple of hours or as long as you can stand it. That's probably overkill but you don't want to have to re-do this.
Great job chipping it out! That is an essential skill that some professional plumbers I've met don't know how to do.
Thanks for the compliments. Been told I'm obsessive and persistent a few times.



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Thanks for the compliments. Been told I'm obsessive and persistent a few times.



That definitely looks like a bad glue joint!!! No way that should have come out so cleanly, but good job!!!!

I would let the glue go for at least an hour, but depending on how sloppy it was when you put the pipe back in, it definitely wouldn't be a bad idea to add some time there....
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A little sloppy with the ABS cement, but I figured after all of this MORE was better than less. Let it dry for 5 hours and then pressure tested it. Ran the garden hose into the sump for about 20 minutes, and the sump has also run numerous times throughout last night and today and no leaks at all.

I appreciate everyone's advice and help, very much appreciated.
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Have to say, I have never seen green ABS cement. I guess thats for people who want that psychadellic look on their drains/vents.

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Have to say, I have never seen green ABS cement. I guess thats for people who want that psychadellic look on their drains/vents.

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It's actually yellow, but I guess the contrast of it being semi-transparent with the black ABS pipe make it look a bit green. It was definitely yellow out of the container and you can see the drips on the concrete are yellow.
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I have never seen yellow ABS glue, but there is yellow CPVC Glue, you sure it said for ABS show us a picture of the can.
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I have never seen yellow ABS glue, but there is yellow CPVC Glue, you sure it said for ABS show us a picture of the can.
Yep, It's Oatey's brand and definitely says ABS cement on it. They also carry glue for PVC and CPVC as well and I made certain I bought the right stuff.
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