PVC Leak at T Joint fitting


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Old 03-24-16, 12:59 PM
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PVC Leak at T Joint fitting

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I noticed a leak in the crawl space under my kitchen the other day and found it to be coming from the kitchen sink drain pipe. Looks like the drain pipes for the sink and the dishwasher meet at the t fitting and then go out to the waste pipe.
The connection from the sink drain pipe into the T seems to move freely as if it was never glued in place. I cannot get the pipe completely out of the fitting.
Is there an easy way to fix? Can I just apply more glue or blue blocker and slide back into place?

Thanks!
 
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Old 03-24-16, 01:41 PM
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You would need to slide the pipe out so that you could apply primer and then glue. Sometimes you have to cut the pipe and reconnect it with a stopless coupler or a fernco rubber fitting.
 
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Old 03-25-16, 06:52 AM
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That is what I was hoping not to do...
But if I must...

I did see these leak be gone things which would help for exactly what I need to do.
Anyone know if these are actually worth it?
Leak-B-Gone?
 
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Old 03-25-16, 06:57 AM
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Not my area of expertise but that thing looks pretty sketchy to me.
 
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Old 03-25-16, 09:21 AM
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With most repair remedies like that you have a 50-50 chance of success.
 
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Old 03-25-16, 12:12 PM
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I figured as much, just can't get the pipe out of the t connection.

So I should cut the pipe about 5 or 6 inches up. Then I could remove the piece from the t and add a fernco coupler and glue it back into the t and then use the coupler to connect both pieces...
 
 

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