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Need Plumbing Advice --Daughters House

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My daughter has a small link in her sewer line where she circled it in red. Would something like Bondo take care of the leak or are we talking a bigger job?   Thanks MikeIMG_5589.jpg.80f0ec737f21deec4c79b5827257c83b.jpg

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Clean the area around the leaking seam, them light sand area, wipe clean and then cover the area with a five minute epoxy .. I would start this repair job early morning because no one use the toilet for at least 8 to 10 hours and you would start the repair on a dry area..  

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Use the Plumbers epoxy that comes in a quarter sized tube, it’s like clay when mixed. You may be able to sneak a Fernco band clamp (with the rubber slit) on there as well.

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It's a plastic sewer pipe, whats so hard about cutting it apart and fixing it the right way and permanently.  I wouldn't want that dripping in my house................

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And its behind a wall. I’d cut it out and fix it right before putting the wall back. Actually, it won’t be that expensive to pay a plumber to come fix it. I’m not playing with poop to save 3 or 4 hundred. 

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Looks like another fitting to the right that is joined to the TY with a short piece of pipe ? The piece is the same diameter as the Hub of the TY so defiantly a fitting not pipe.

My guess is the plumber forgot to glue the joint, happens all the time. You already have sheetrock repair, might as well take it apart and fix it right.

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To repair it completely, the whole TY, Street 45, and probably the fitting on the right have to be replaced. 3 no- hub clamps and a couple feet of pipe will be needed

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Another vote for replacing the whole fitting and the one to the right. Half-assed epoxy repairs don't last, especially when you don't really know why it's leaking. It might have been badly glued or broken from stress because it was badly supported.

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