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Old 11/12/2018, 09:59 AM   #1
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Plumbing leak seeking advice

So after finishing my plumbing i decided to do a leak test. Found a few leaks but this one was the worst. And its at a horrible spot, I'm not sure how to fix it. Im new to plumbing so my knowledge isant the best. Its at the bottom of the T and is a steady flow of water. not just a drip. Can i cut it out and redo the section? Obviously i don't want to lose my ball and gate valves. Whats my best option? Thank you


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Old 11/12/2018, 10:09 AM   #2
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better pic


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Old 11/12/2018, 10:47 AM   #3
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You can cut it out and replace it. The best option in my opinion.

Will be a little tricky as you donít have a lot of pipe to work with above the lower valve.

Iíd just cut the Tee out leaving as much pipe on all three sides as possible and then go from there. Youíll need a new Tee and some couplings of course.

Make sure you use primer and plenty of glue the second time around. You wonít want to do it a third..

Measure twice, cut once... and all that jazz.


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Old 11/12/2018, 11:02 AM   #4
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Great thank you. Im going to give that a try. Hopefully it works lol


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Old 11/12/2018, 12:15 PM   #5
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fyi - primer and glue both sides of the connection. The fitting and the pipe both need primer and glue.

After that - make sure you hold the pieces together until there's no more free play. Primer + glue on both sides causes the pipe to want to push itself out of the fitting.


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Old 11/12/2018, 12:57 PM   #6
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Heres what i came up with. Hopefully this fixes it. If not I'm screwed!


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Old 11/12/2018, 08:05 PM   #7
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Old 11/12/2018, 08:28 PM   #8
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