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Old 10-02-2016, 02:12 PM   #1
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When a plumber did some drain work he had to knock the clean out plug going to the sewer with a hammer. This stripped the threading. The opening is 3". Since I can't screw in a cap I put a 3" cap with the wing nut that is supposed to expand. I snugged it in and it seemed tight, but water just drips out when the toilet is flushed or the bath is run. What can I use that will not leak? Bear in mind the threads are stripped. Thank you.
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Old 10-02-2016, 03:07 PM   #2
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Why didn't the plumber fix before he left?
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Why didn't the plumber fix before he left?
I agree, but it is too late now. He was really a sewer cleaner person.
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I assume you mean a 3in rubber plug with wing nut. They usually work for the short term as a quick fix. Are you sure its not a 4in?? Sounds like maybe you got the wrong size or its having trouble getting a good seal because of the threads.

Please post a picture. Thank you.

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Old 10-02-2016, 04:04 PM   #5
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You insult all plumbers by calling the Rooter service idiot a plumber.

I had a rooter service bust up 10 feet of pipe with their aggressive action, then just ask for payment and say to get it fixed.

No apology nor offer to pay for the repair .

As for your leak, try some of that FLEX-SEAL spray, rubber in a can.

I was skeptical myself before I tried it, and was amazed at how well it worked.

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Google lead fit all plug. It should seal.
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Google lead fit all plug. It should seal.
So that will work even if the threading is all stripped?
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