Leak in drain pipe.


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Old 12-02-06, 08:30 AM
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Leak in drain pipe.

Was wondering if anyone could offer some advise how to fix this. My second floor bathroom drain pipe is leaking into the basement. I have romoved the ceiling right above the bathroom and the pipe is dry. The drain travels into the wall of the first floor and then into the basement waste pipe. If I look up into the wall from the basement I can see the pipe has a junction half way up the wall and the leak apears to be comming from that point. Nothing else connects to the pipe once it leaves the second floor, just drops into the basement. It is a standard PVC pipe, I do not understand why it is leaking from the seem. The waste water should floow quickly past and into the waste pipe, could there be something slowing the draining of the pipe?

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Old 12-02-06, 11:41 AM
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There is a possibility the joint was not properly glued, and water is seeping past the unglued joint. Getting to it may be a problem.
 
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Old 12-06-06, 05:53 PM
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Found it, seems to be 2 holes in the pipe. Looks like someone drilled into the wall with extra long screws and punctured the pipe. Is there a way to fix puncture holes in PVC pipe?
 
 

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