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Old 08-28-2015, 08:44 PM   #1
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Broke pipe under the sink, how can I fix it?





I was trying to remove some nails from wood under the sink and I accidentally moved the structure too much, now there is a crack of some sort in the pipe. I think it is metal but I am not sure. The water drips out slowly. It will eventually stop. I put a bucket under the sink for now. I could leave it like this, but I am open to ideas on how to fix it, at least semi-permanently, for now.
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The only way to fix it is to cut everything out and replace.
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Old 08-29-2015, 02:25 AM   #3
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Cut out and replace. Watch a few videos, take your time, and be very sure it's not leaking when you're done. (Test exhaustively and check later.) You can try to patch whatever's leaking with epoxy or the like, but in my experience that has a small chance of actually working even in the short-term, and it's much easier and less frustrating to just replace.
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I wrapped it up with some cloth and it is holding up, occasionally there is a drip of water, I placed a bucket under the sink for now.

What is the metal material that is connected to the plastic pipe, it seems to be falling apart.

Would it be possible to temporarily fix it with something like this until i get the metal replaced?

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That's brass or copper
Can you give us a wider shot showing all the drain line? This would make it easier to direct repairs
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Hard to tell what's going on with that close up.
Is that the tail pipe from a sink strainer I see just stuck in the ABS drain?
If so not even close to being right.
There should have been a drain adapter.
Loose the brass pipe. Replace with PVC or ABS.
Also it looks like Quest supply lines, there was a class action suite long ago against them for all the pipes bursting.
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here is a shot of the cabinet (it is 19 inches deep) it was hard to get a good pic since it was dark and i had to move stuff into the room cause i am changing the wall in the other room so now this one is packed.

can you guys also tell me more about what is going with the sink area. the black stuff on the ground. as for the spray foam, it looks messy but i have a story for that, i bought a can of spray foam and used it (for something else) and then way later i wanted to it use for under the sink, but the can was clogged. i didn't want waste nearly a can of spray foam so i tried to get it to work again, somehow it burst at the top and i ended up slathering the foam into the hole behind the sink. so how come the spray foam can clogged and how can i prevent it in the future?


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Not really sure what the black stuff is. Maybe mold? Old shelf paper?

Those spray foam can are notorious for clogging up. Remove the nozel and clean any off while it's still in the liquid state. Just a suggestion.
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I just noticed the shot of the leak is being covered by the forward pipe. It was hard to get a good shot, here is a better shot:

The purple cloth is the temp repair. (the green cloth is just there in case the U leaks)

In the purple cloth there are some cotton balls as filler, and then the cloth wrapped over it. You can see the cotton balls where the sag is.

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My first thought is you bumped and broke the seal on the nylon beveled washer inside the trap adapter.
Your simplest fix- though not the best- is to disassemble the trap and replace the beveled gaskets at both ends.
Then save up a little coin to make the real repairs to get that fixture up to code. Won't cost much, just a little time consuming.
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