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Old 09-10-2010, 03:39 PM   #1
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Stop leak product or homebrew for leaky drains?

Hi, all... new here

I encountered a situation involving a leaking kitchen drain that is very difficult to access. I searched google for some product that might seal such a leak from inside the pipes (pour down the drain) and found this at the PlumbingZone:

"Another real cool way to stop a leak in any type of drain pipe is with powdered laundry detergent. We do this when we have a small leak in a kitchen drain, trap, or a brass pop-up. Mix powdered laundry detergent with water until it is as thick as a thin milk shake. Pour the mix down a drain and don't run any water for about 12 hours. Walllllah! The leak is repaired."

Does anyone know of a product or technique that might work? The drain pipes are PVC



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You can try that if you want to but I think you may make your situation worse if the detergent sets up hard and clogs your drain, your call.


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Originally Posted by braindead View Post
You can try that if you want to but I think you may make your situation worse if the detergent sets up hard and clogs your drain, your call.
I would like to see inside the Ptrap after that stuff solidifies
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you'd be better with something a little harder... like hydraulic cement. Until you go to use the drain, and it might be a bit like Seriously though, there is no approved product to fix a leak from inside the pipe. Regardless of how hard it is to get to, it's gonna have to come out. Or you can let it leak for a few years, then it'll be really easy to get to once the water destroys everything around it
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I agree with the_man... that's the dumbest thing I've ever heard.

Sounds like job security for someone. jack6128 - Did that post you found also have a line at the bottom saying something like: "We clean drains, Call us 24/7!" ???
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