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Old 10-15-2016, 09:09 PM   #1
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This clean out is 3" and the threading is stripped so I can not use a screw in plug. I tried the 3 " plug with a wing nut but the water still dripped.
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I tried a 4" Fernco cover and screwed it as tight as possible, but it still leaked.
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Looking at the picture above that is the main stack pipe coming down. If I cut all the bottom part out to replace with PVC will I have to somehow suport the main stack?
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The guy at the plumbing store said that lead plugs cant be sold anymore even for drains.
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Re: Clean out plug


Did you clean up the threads before you tried to screw in the plug. I assume a brass or PVC plug.

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I tried a 4" Fernco cover and screwed it as tight as possible, but it still leaked.
You might want to try the Fernco cap again. But this time smear the hub with plumbers paste or a small bead of plumbers putty. If it still leaks, buy a new Fernco coupling that will fit the outer hub and adapt to a new PVC clean out assembly.
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Get a wire brush for your drill and clean the outside of the cast iron before applying a fernco.
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