leaky drain pipe

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Old 01-06-02, 05:13 AM
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leaky drain pipe

I noticed water dripping in the basement under my kitchen sink when draining. When investigated, the pipes under the sink were dry but the floor and the back wall were wet. We checked the outside pipe and that too was dry. We think the pipe may be leaking inside the wall. It might be cracked or leaking from a joint. Is this a simple "do it yourself" repair or do should I call a plumber? We are totally ignorant but are willing to either try to repair or replace the pipe. Help
 
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Old 01-06-02, 05:17 AM
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It should be fairly easy to repair.
Open up the wall and see what is leaking.
What type of drain pipe is it, and where is it leaking?
Just come back on this same thread, and we'll be glad to help you.
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Old 01-12-02, 05:14 AM
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Leaky Drain Pip

Finally was able to get the pipe out. It must be 50 years old. The leak is between the outer walls under the kitchen sink. From the kitchen drain is pvc pipe attached to a brass? pipe which extends thru the wall and to the outside. It looks like it rusted through. We are going to replace the entire section, from the kitchen sink to the pipe outside. What kind of pipe should we use? What should we use to connect the pipes together?
 
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Old 01-12-02, 05:27 AM
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Use glued Schedule 40 PVC white plastic pipe to replace the drain pipe (PVC primer and glue).
If you can get to a threaded fitting on the old pipe, you can use a threaded PVC adapter, OR you can use a Fernco coupling for straight pipe to pipe:

Fernco Coupling
(They come in different sizes.)
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