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    DIY Junior Member calex's Avatar
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    Default tightening dwv test plugs

    How tight should test plugs be? Is there any danger of breaking the abs by overtightening?


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    Tight enough so that it don't leak, what else can we say. The bolt will shear off or pull through the plastic before it breaks the pipe.

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    I've never found any need to tighten one tighter than I could get it with my bare hands. I thought I had one leaking during one test, but it turned out that the leak was actually through the foam-core PVC pipe.

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