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Old 12-24-2014, 11:13 AM   #1
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Leaky, under sink drain pipe. Help!

Does anyone know of a good quick fix, for a very persistent drip leaking ABS drain pipe (at the T vent). I`ve tried a few products but none have worked so far. I know that I will have to replace it but would like a quick fix for now.

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Old 12-24-2014, 11:30 AM   #2
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Don't really know of a "quick" fix. Those drain pipes can be a real pain!

I had a leak in the drain pipes connecting the two sides of the sink and had a tough time fixing it!

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Old 12-24-2014, 11:36 AM   #3
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Howdy!

I've been having the same problem. Tried everything from replacing pipe to new waskers. I finally go it to stop when I made a washer to fit better by getting an over sized one and fabbing it down to fit tite. My next fix was to us rescue tap.

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Old 12-24-2014, 11:37 AM   #4
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Is the tee vent fitting cemented to the pipes or are the connections the threaded type?

If it is the threaded type, then you may be able to take it apart and replace the seal rings under the nuts.
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I suggest you get a bit of plumber's putty. Take the leaking joint apart, put a small amount of putty on the gasket and tighten it up.
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Old 12-24-2014, 11:57 AM   #6
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Is the tee vent fitting cemented to the pipes or are the connections the threaded type?

If it is the threaded type, then you may be able to take it apart and replace the seal rings under the nuts.
Unfortunately it is cemented GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.
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I suggest you get a bit of plumber's putty. Take the leaking joint apart, put a small amount of putty on the gasket and tighten it up.
I don`t think it`s the joint, it seems to have a minute crack just the other side of the flange.
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Trip to store and get sprinkler pipe cement and epoxy.

First try qtip with cement to work into crack.

If that does not work then use epoxy.
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I have to ask, you have already tried things to patch it, not working.......why not just repair it correctly and be done with it? Band-Aids only temporarily cover the problem...
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Since it's a gravity drain and not under pressure, you could try painting it with the proper solvent for joining that type of pipe. (Black = ABS, White = PVC) If you can see the crack and have access, I'd paint it with solvent, let it sit a few seconds, then scratch the softened plastic so you can 'weld' the crack with the softened plastic. Of course you should remove and replace the cracked or leaking part, but you wanted a temporary fix.
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In the plumbing department of Lowes they have gauze type tape that they now sell. You wet the tape and then wrap it around whatever you want to seal or bind together. It sets up rock hard and they say you can fix pipes, broken garden tools, etc. They also have something called magic tape that is used to seal leaks on a pipe. I just watched a youtube video and it was pretty impressive. You might want to look at those options for an easy quick fix.
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I have to ask, you have already tried things to patch it, not working.......why not just repair it correctly and be done with it? Band-Aids only temporarily cover the problem...
I will, come January when we are hosting at a state pk. in La Grange TX. but right now I need a quick fix.
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In the plumbing department of Lowes they have gauze type tape that they now sell. You wet the tape and then wrap it around whatever you want to seal or bind together. It sets up rock hard and they say you can fix pipes, broken garden tools, etc. They also have something called magic tape that is used to seal leaks on a pipe. I just watched a youtube video and it was pretty impressive. You might want to look at those options for an easy quick fix.
Thanks I`ll try that.
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Thanks to all of you for your suggestions, wil try and solve this temporarily and then fix it for good (as if that`s possible)
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