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Old 02-14-2015, 09:27 PM   #1
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PVC pipe fitting broke


Here's our situation. While installing a new sink drain we discovered that our 1-1/4" PVC drain pipe has a fitting that broke off nearly flush with the wall (see pic). Our house sits on a slab and the only way I can think of fixing this is to open up the wall and cut the broken piece of pipe off and install new. But perhaps there is another way. The broken fitting ID bore is smooth and measures about 1.570". If they make PVC repair pieces of this dimension I could glue in a new piece. Or maybe I could tap the ID and screw in a new 1-1/4 threaded pipe piece. Anyone know of any other possible solutions short or ripping open the wall cavity? Thanks.
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Old 02-14-2015, 09:59 PM   #2
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Remove the white plastic cover. Peel the hub off the pipe and glue a new trap adaptor in with PVC glue and primer. Not CPVC glue as they did. A small blade screw driver and hammer should work.
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Right on Ghostmaker. After prying off the cover (see pic) I could see the fitting was in fact not broken...just a bad plumbing job where someone had used the wrong glue leaving very jagged edges making it appear broken. I can clean this up and attach an new trap. Thanks for your help.
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Look like you have PVC(black) attached to ABS(white). Are you sure there is no leaks in side the wall?
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Joed both pieces are white on the outside and firmly attached together. I think it appears black on the ID from years of grime buildup. Can't see any evidence of leaks anywhere. Thanks.
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I had a homeowner do his entire slab with PVC drains. The job looked very professional. The glue was CPVC. He ended up replacing it all.
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I don't know if this is common or not but it looks like our house has mostly CPVC water supply lines and PVC waste drain lines. The house was built in 2000 and I bought it in 2009 so haven't seen everything they built in it but good to know their is a difference between PVC and CPVC pipe glue. I replaced a broken section of sewer pipe last year and that was all PVC too. But the water supply lines at the water heater are CPVC.
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They are two different animals CPVC and PVC.
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