Fixing leak in ABS pipe joint


Old 08-02-02, 08:46 PM
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Question Fixing leak in ABS pipe joint

Just installed a toilet in brand new house, with some help from a flooring guy (bad combination). The toilet flange had a metal 'knock-out' that my assitant tried to pry off and he put enough stress on the ABS joint to create a slow dripping leak. Luckily, the leak is from the flange to the ABS pipe so the floor is not getting wet - and I have full access to the pipe from the basement.
I am wondering if there is a way to re-seal the joint, or fix the very small leak, without taking the joint completely apart? Perhaps something that is applied to the joint from the outside to seal it?

Thank you!
Old 08-02-02, 10:33 PM
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are u sure the flange is glued? you can try running a bead of ABS glue around the joint from the inside and outside. otherwise cut out the flange and replace it.

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