Leak at 90 elbow

Old 08-29-20, 07:02 AM
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Leak at 90 elbow

[size=13px]Difficult to see in the picture but there was a small stub sticking out the floor under where the kitchen island goes. I made a joint with a 2" 90 bend under the island kickboard area so I could get the pipe towards the back of the island.[/size]

It seems this joint is leaking a bit, maybe I didn't get enough pipe weld on it or maybe didn't turn it enough.
Any easy way to fix it? As it is I'm guessing I need to lift the island off.
If I cut off the 90 then I have no stub left and would have to dig into the subfloor to get enough space for a union...

Can I just put epoxy resin around the elbow and seal it up?
Old 08-29-20, 07:24 AM
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No idea what type of fittings your addressing but an external repair is not a long term solution!
Old 08-29-20, 09:28 AM
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What picture?

Old 08-30-20, 08:32 AM
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From what it sounds like (no pic), you'll have to cut out the fitting and possibly go down into the floor. There's no good way to seal a leak in a PVC fitting without redoing it. Some PVC cement or epoxy weld might work, but it also might fail down the road too. It's not something I'd recommend on a new installation - especially how diffiuclty it'll be to get to once the countertop and sink is in.
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Is this a threaded fitting or glue joint? What is the material? I'm confused because you say you used "pipe weld" but also mention "turning it enough".

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