PVC Piping

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Old 05-20-05, 08:33 PM
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PVC Piping

Ughhh!! Lately I've been hating this kind of piping. It seems to be coming apart quite lately underneath the kitchen sink. What could be done to make the piping not come lose all the time?
 
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Old 05-20-05, 10:40 PM
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Need a little clarification first. Is it the water lines or the drain lines? No matter which it is, it must be cut too short. This is causing it to "pull" apart. If its the water lines, it is a simple glue job. If it is the drain line, it should only be a case of tightening the nuts a bit more and making sure they have the nylon gasket in them. Please let us know the details and I am sure we can help you. Good luck.
 
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Old 05-22-05, 01:25 AM
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The Dragon speaks well. Even cheap thin PVC drain fittings remain solid and leak free for years if installed properly. Compression fittings rely on the threaded fitting to 'squeeze' or compress a nylon ring around the pipe to seal it, rather than a glued fitting, which chemically bonds the pipes together. The advantage of glued fittings is that they don't leak, the disadvantage is that they cannot be taken apart. The advantage of compression fittings is that they can be disassembled and reassembled, but the disadvantage is that they have to be tightened properly and debris can get in the way causing leaks no matter how tight they are....
 
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