Hole in drain pipe


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Old 02-15-07, 12:48 PM
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Unhappy Hole in drain pipe

I have developed a hole about the size of my thumb in diameter. It's in the side of a Y connector where the kitchen sink drain and the washer drain connect. It's an old pipe, probably cast iron about 3" in diameter. Can it be repaired or plugged?
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Old 02-15-07, 03:34 PM
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Post a digital picture of this on a site such as photobucket.com and lets see if we can come up with a solution.
 
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Old 02-15-07, 05:55 PM
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Originally Posted by saddlebum13
I have developed a hole about the size of my thumb in diameter. It's in the side of a Y connector where the kitchen sink drain and the washer drain connect. It's an old pipe, probably cast iron about 3" in diameter. Can it be repaired or plugged?
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I've made such repairs, years ago, that have held. There are different things you can do. Menard's (A big-box store) I see sells a reinforced electrical tape looking tape for wrapping around such repair areas, sold in their plumbing department. I have oozed on that GOOP (Plumber's GOOP or Household GOOP) product. A must product for every toolbox. This stuff bonds practically anything. For emergencies, plain old electrical tape tightly wound round and round will stop a leak. (My one GOOP repair was to a hole in 4 inch cast at the bottom of the second floor, and it has held for years! Another job I had a leak where the 1 1/2 inch galvanized drain threads went into a galvanized T fiting and I built up the Goop in 2 layers over 2 days, and the joint has never leaked again!)
 
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Old 02-18-07, 10:34 AM
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I've posted 3 pictures of the hole on the website photobucket.com under saddlebum13_2007. I can put my index finger in the hole up to my fingernail. The area around the hole seems to be very solid.
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