PVC drain repair question (elbows)

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Old 08-29-15, 05:53 AM
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PVC drain repair question (elbows)

I'm trying to repair the drain under a sink and shower. It's leaking right where several elbows and Ys come together, so simply cutting pieces out and replacing them doesn't look possible without cutting everything back to straight pipe and replacing all those elbows and Ys. There must be an easier and more clever way. (Leak outlined in green). Is cutting between the elbow and Y, and then inserting a Fernco acceptable?

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Old 08-29-15, 06:56 AM
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I would use a rubber coupling with clamps.
 
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Old 08-29-15, 07:02 AM
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Thanks Pulpo, Fernco is a brand of rubber couplings. I wanted to get confirmation. Guess I'll be heading to Home Depot this morning.
 
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Old 08-29-15, 07:32 AM
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Dont think it will work as you will need to put the no hub coupling over the hub.. Once you cut theres no going back...

How bad is the leak?

I would just prime all around the joint in the green outlined area then glue all around it. Let it dry some and dont use water for a few hours..

Dab the glue around joint heavy like....
 
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Leak

Can you pull the pipes apart at the leak? Its possible the installer forgot to glue one of the joints. Just a thought.
 
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I don't see purple primer on several of the joints. I would check to see if there is more than one joint that might not be glued.
 
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Old 08-29-15, 11:16 AM
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No offense bit it looks like a work in progress as the tub part is still disconnected from the pic..

And nothing looks glued together..

So do you really have a leak?

Maybe this is a joke? That line comes from the back wall comes up and into that Y to go back in the drain???

Looks like something hokeys going on...

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